Super Lightweight Championship Tonight

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Super Lightweight Championship Tonight

Alberto Mosquera and Kelly Figueroa face off before Friday's fight for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title. (Photo: Anayansi Gamez)
Alberto Mosquera and Kelly Figueroa face off before Friday’s fight for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title. (Photo: Anayansi Gamez)

Panamanian southpaw Alberto Mosquera and Venezuelan southpaw Kelly Figueroa face off Friday, August 7, over a scheduled 11 rounds at the Hotel Sortis in Panama City. At stake, the vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title.

Twenty-eight-year-old Mosquera is a 10-year pro (21-2-2, 14 KOs, 2 NCs) who won the WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title by decisioning William Gonzalez in April 2009. “Metralleta” fought Brunet Zamora in October 2011 for the interim WBA World super lightweight championship, the bout resulting in a draw. He won the vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title by decisioning Miguel Callist in July 2012. Mosquera most recently fought in November 2014, kayoed by Sammy Vasquez in the first. He last won in February 2014, knocking out Fidel Monterrosa Munoz in the fifth.

Thirty-one-year-old Figueroa turned pro seven years ago (8-2-3, 3 KOs). “Fino” won the vacant WBA Fedecaribe super lightweight title in February 2014 by decisioning Augusto Pinilla. Undefeated since November 2012, when he was decisioned by Darleys Perez, Figueroa most recently fought this March, decisioning Isaias Valencia in the second successful defense of his title. Though twice on the losing end, the Venezuelan has yet to be stopped.

This article was penned by the author who is not related to the WBA and the statements, expressions or opinions referenced herein are that of the author alone and not the WBA.


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