25 year-old Daniel “Twitch” Franco, a professional boxer from Rancho Cucamonga, who was put into a medically induced coma after suffering a brain injury during a boxing match in Iowa last month, was reportedly flown back to Southern California Monday.
CBS Los Angeles reports that on June 10, Franco was in Iowa fighting in a featherweight match against Jose Haro of Utah when sustained a head injury. Officials saw Franco wobbling after taking a punch in the eighth round and that’s when the fight was stopped.
After the fight the boxer was transported to a hospital where doctors put him in a medically induced coma after discovering several brain bleeds.
After flying into Chino Airport by Angel Medflight to Chino Airport, he will be continuing his rehabilitation at Casa Colina Hospital in Pomona.
Daniel “Twitch” Franco is a Riverside County native, who graduated from Hesperia High School and trains in Rialto. According to BoxRec, the boxing record website Franco is a pretty good fighter. In 21 fights he has a record of 16 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws.