Brandon Figueroa breaks Luis Nery’s resistance and appears forward to a conflict with Stephen Fulton
With each fighters being aggressive front-foot punchers, fans were anticipating an action-packed matchup between Figueroa and Nery – and the 2 protagonists didn’t disappoint.
Swapping heavy hooks from the get-go, Figueroa and Nery engaged in a number of vicious exchanges on the within. Exhibiting scant regard for defence, the warring rivals each displayed spectacular chins in swallowing some clear photographs.
By spherical seven, the tempo had begun to take its toll on southpaw Nery, who was struggling to maintain the relentless Figueroa at bay. After a left uppercut sunk into Nery’s ribs and knocked the wind out of him, the 26-year-old Mexican was unable to beat the referee’s depend at 2-18. On the time of the end, Figueroa and Nery have been forward on one scorecard every, with the third choose having the boxers degree.
Figueroa, 24, had been the betting outsider going into the bout, however the unbeaten Texan proved that he’s a world-class operator by changing into the primary man to defeat two-weight titlist Nery.
“It feels wonderful – this can be a dream come true,” Figueroa stated post-fight. “I do know everybody doubted me, however right here I’m with the belt. It’s all because of onerous work and dedication.
“The plan was to interrupt him. My nook instructed me to stress him. They stated that he wouldn’t final and that’s precisely what occurred. I knew he was getting drained – I noticed him respiratory closely. My group simply stated it was time to go get him.
“You noticed tonight what I can do. I introduced it to him and the onerous work paid off. We did our homework. We did an important job within the gymnasium and simply took it to him.”
Subsequent up for Figueroa is a double title conflict with WBO belt-holder Stephen Fulton on September 11.
“We’ve been ready for this battle towards Fulton and it’s lastly going to occur,” said Figueroa. “I knew I needed to get by Nery first. Every little thing has its time. I envisioned that I used to be going to beat Nery and now I see myself beating Fulton. I do know he’s coming with every little thing he’s bought and I do know that we’re going to offer the followers a hell of a present.”