Nery/Figueroa. Today. Free.
SKY SPORT Select.  Channel 50.  2PM-6PM.

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Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA

super bantam Brandon Figueroa 21 0 1
Luis Nery 31 0 0
World Boxing Council World Super Bantam Title (supervisor: Mohammad Noor)
World Boxing Association Super World Super Bantam Title (supervisor: Jose Oliver Gomez)

super bantam Daniel Roman 28 3 1
Ricardo Espinoza Franco 25 3 0

light Xavier Martinez 16 0 0
Juan Carlos Burgos 34 4 2

super light Jose Valenzuela 7 0 0
Nelson Hampton 7 3 0

super fly Gabriela Fundora debut
Jazmin Valverde 2 1 0

light Justin Cardona 4 0 0
James De Herrera 4 6 0
Figueroa: The plan was to break him

Undefeated WBA super bantamweight world championship Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa scored a career-best victory and captured the WBC title with a seventh round knockout of Luis Nery Saturday night at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

“It feels amazing, this is a dream come true,” said Figueroa. “I know everyone doubted me, but here I am with the belt. It’s all thanks to hard work and dedication.”

“The plan was to break him. My corner told me to pressure him and that he wouldn’t last. That’s exactly what happened. I knew he was getting tired, he was trying to box me. I saw him breathing heavy. My team just said it was time to go get him.”

“You saw tonight what I can do. I brought it to him and the hard work paid off. We did our homework. We did a great job in the gym and just took it to him.”

Figueroa’s triumph sets him up for a unification showdown on Saturday, September 11 on Showtime against WBO 122-pound champion Stephen Fulton Jr., who joined Figueroa in the ring after the fight.

“We’ve been waiting for this fight against Fulton and it’s finally going to happen,” said Figueroa. “I knew I had to get through Luis Nery first. Everything has its time. I envisioned that I was going to beat Nery and now I see myself beating Fulton. I know he’s coming with everything he’s got and that we’re going to give the fans a hell of a show.”

“Great performance by Brandon tonight,” said Fulton. “That’s what I predicted would happen. This is my time now though. I’ve been waiting for this moment to finally fight Brandon. I knew that Brandon would fight how he always fights. I’m just ready for my time against him. We’re going to put on a hell of a performance. Congratulations to him tonight, but I’m coming next.”
Great fight!

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