Texas’ Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa scored the most important victory of his career after defeating Mexico’s Luis “Panterita” Nery by KO in 7 rounds to become WBA and WBC unified Super Bantamweight Champion in a fight held on Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
As expected, the Figueroa-Nery fight was a candidate for fight of the year and the seven-round bout did not disappoint any fan, it went back and forth until the final bell.
The first three rounds presented a ferocious Mexican, connecting punches inside, to the stomach and with good mobility, indicating that the Mexican’s firepower would be the big difference, but from the fourth round on, things changed and the Texan increased the pressure like a tractor. He began to throw punches and combinations everywhere like a machine until the seventh round, when he connected a left hand to the Mexican’s ribs, who buckled without being able to overcome the protection count at 2:18 minutes of the round.
With this victory, Figueroa left his record at 23 fights, 22 wins, 1 draw, and 17 KOs. Nery has a record of 32 fights, 31 wins, 1 loss and 24 KOs.
Once Figueroa was announced as the winner, he immediately formalized his next fight against Stephen Fulton, WBO-122 lbs. Champion, in a match scheduled for September.