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Franco to remain in medically induced coma a few more days

Daniel Franco appears to be in relatively stable condition as he recovers from two brain bleeds.

32nd Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular

Daniel Franco is expected to be remain in a medically induced coma for at least a few more days before doctors attempt bring him out, his father, Al Franco, tells ESPN. Franco was rushed to the hospital over the weekend following knockout loss Jose Haro that left him with two separate brain bleeds that required emergency surgery.

"My boy is fighting strong," Al Franco, who also works as his son's trainer, said in a statement. "He is holding his fever down to 99 [degrees] and is fighting hard. He will be kept in this coma for a few more days. The pressure in his brain is also under control thus far. Everything that we could ask for to go our way in this situation is. Please keep praying and thank you all for sharing and donating. I'm in debt and humbled by you all."

Franco’s family mentioned that he will remain in the hospital for the next several weeks as a best-case scenario, while they prepare mentally and financially for what’s to come. And with the help of generous donors, the family has been able to raise over $22,000 on a gofundme page in just under two days.

Franco’s opponent, Jose Haro, also expresses his disappointment in how things turned out, wishing him and his family all the best:

"I respect all fighters. My heart hurts knowing that my opponent from Saturday night is still in the hospital," he said. "I hope he has a full and speedy recovery. Nothing but love, brotha. We put everything on the line when we step inside the ring. I always tell my brother/trainer that I'm a father first, fighter second, and if he ever sees me badly hurt to stop the fight because my kids need their daddy. I'm very grateful that I won but it really doesn't feel like I won. I always pray that my opponent and myself come out our fight in good health. Let's go #TeamFranco, you got this!"

Best wishes to Franco and his family as they continue to deal with this ongoing situation.

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