This Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles, everything was laid on the line between the Venezuelan native Jonfrez Parejo and American Brandon Figueroa, who this Saturday are going to dispute the super bantamweight world title of the World Boxing Association.
“I’m very happy to be in this fight, we had a great training camp, we know that Brandon is a very tough fighter, but it’s not going to hinder my dream of being a world champion,” Parejo said confidently.
He continued, arguing: “I worked very hard in training because I know that Figueroa likes to put pressure in. I do not think he has faced an opponent like me and I’m going to show everyone what level I am at. I expect a very tough fight.”
This fight will be launched in support of the clash between Danny Garcia and Adrian Granados at the Dignity Health Sport Park in Carson, where the interesting thing will be to know if Parejo, 32, will be able to stop the impetus of the much younger man Figueroa, 22, who has been a fast rising star.
“My pressure, the internal game, the body shots and my implacability will be too much for him, I do not think he can handle it for 12 rounds,” Figueroa threatened.
Parejo (22-3-2, 11 KO’s) wants to acquire new luster for his career after losing his title shot against Ryan Burnett in Cardiff, and in addition to this and as a matter of pride, he will try to stain the undefeated record of Figueroa, who is 18-0 with 13 KO’s.
“I’m ready for a tough fight, it’s amazing to be on this stage and fight in this place, we worked a lot on my legs and strengthened them, put a little more strength into my punches, conditioning was also important because I know this guy does not go down easy,” Figueroa added.
For this young man born in Welasco, Texas, this will be the first time he fights for a title and he will be in the spotlight to try and shine in front of a national audience against the crafty South American veteran fighter.