Cruiserweight Francisco Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs), has not fought since 2012, and though no fault of his own, he just was not getting any fights fighting under Don King. Moving on, Palacios has ended his contract with Don King and started his own promotional company. World Wide Elite Entertainment, created by Palacios will allow him to create his own fights and assist other talented fighters that have experienced the same hardships he has faced.
Palacios, a tough scrapper with tremendous talent, fought Krzysztof Wlodarczyk twice in Poland for the WBC cruiserweight title, and in both bouts walked away empty handed and with questionable results. The bouts with Wlodarczyk were the only two losses for Palacios, and he says the losses taught him a lot.
Without a doubt, Palacios is eager to climb in the ring, it may have been a long time since boxing fans have seen him fight, but Palacios has been very active and working out, always prepared to fight.
Francisco Palacios is wasting no time for his quest for a world title. He will begin by facing James Johnson for the USBU cruiserweight title as the main event, on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. The card is being presented by Palacios and his Worldwide Elite Entertainment.
Joining Palacios in his corner will be John Scully, one of the most respected trainer's in the business. Scully, known as the "Iceman" in his fighting days was a world-ranked light heavyweight.
Since retiring, Scully has trained world champions, Chad Dawson and Jose Rivera. He has also worked with contenders, Ray Oliveria, Mike Oliver and Matt Godfrey.