Cesar Francis, Prospect of the Year?

Yet, another world-class win under his belt, Cesar Francis, nicknamed “The Rainman”, as 32-year-old, New Yorker, by way of Panama stopped Francisco Armenta in two rounds.

This comes on the heels of defeating Ray Beltran in his eleventh pro fight.

You might ask who Armenta is? Well, a fighter, who was undefeated until he fought Ruben Torres, who is signed to Thompson Promotions, and stopped him in four rounds.

Francis has fought three times this year all against fighters with a lot more experience than himself, and with each fight, he is doing better than the last. As the more popular picks for Prospect of the Year this year, Xander Zayas, and Jared Anderson have only fought once this year and might sneak in a second fight - no one fighter is clearly running away with the award.

With time left in the year, and quick knockout performance. Francis might just be a front-runner for a prestigious award based on the following criteria, 1) activity, 2) level of competition, and 3) performance.

Regardless, it is clear Francis is now entering the top tier of being a prospect and potentially starting to enter the discussion as a world title contender.