Brandon Figueroa is now WBC tremendous bantamweight world champion (and WBA ‘common’ champion) after scoring clearly the largest win of his whole profession, knocking out Luis Nery in the seventh round of action last night. Instantly after his win to say the inexperienced belt Figueroa mentioned the battle and his his emotions on making it to the mountaintop, world championship standing.
“It feels wonderful, it is a dream come true,” mentioned Figueroa. “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,” mentioned Figueroa. “My nook advised me to strain him and that he wouldn’t final. That’s precisely what occurred. I knew he was getting drained, he was making an attempt to field me. I noticed him respiration heavy. My workforce simply mentioned it was time to go get him. You noticed tonight what I can do,” mentioned Figueroa. “I introduced it to him and the onerous work paid off. We did our homework. We did a terrific job within the gymnasium and simply took it to him.”
With the win Figueroa is already slated to unify world title belts with fellow 122lb champion Stephen Fulton which has been scheduled to air on Showtime on September 11.
“We’ve been ready for this battle in opposition to Fulton and it’s lastly going to occur,” mentioned Figueroa. “I knew I needed to get by means of Luis Nery first. All the pieces 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 the whole lot he’s obtained and that we’re going to present the followers a hell of a present.”
The tremendous bantamweight showdown kicks off this fall and we’ll be right here for all of the smoke!