Brandon Figueroa promised his punches would be too much for Damien Vazquez and won by TKO in the tenth round on Saturday night to retain his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight title at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
“The Heartbreaker” was true to his style throughout the bout and from the first bell he came out with his characteristic aggressiveness. Figueroa attacked Vazquez with everything but he did not find an easy opponent as the challenger worked well in the first rounds and was able to connect good hits on the champion.
Vazquez’ boxing style was important to face the champion and fighting toe-to-toe for most of the fight. However, as the rounds went by, Figueroa diminished his physical condition with punches to the body and face in a great demonstration.
By the ninth round, the Champion was hitting a brave Vázquez, who was trying to stay in action but was overwhelmed by Figueroa’s momentum. When the punishment increased in the tenth round, the referee had no other choice but to stop the actions and Figueroa kept the victory.
The 23 year old Mexican fighter defended his crown for the third time and got his 21st victory, while he has one draw and no losses; he also got the 16th KO of his career.
For his part, Vazquez left his record at 15 wins, 2 losses, 1 draw and 8 KOs.