By: Sean Crose
The 31-0 Luis Nery put greater than his report on the road Saturday evening as he confronted the 21-0-1 Brandon Figueroa in a scheduled 12 rounder for WBC and WBA tremendous bantamweight titles. The 26 12 months previous Nery gained his WBC strap in his earlier battle, during which he had bested Aaron Alameda through unanimous determination. Figueroa had gained his WBA title by stopping Damien Vazquez the earlier September. Saturday’s bout was held at Carson California’s Dignity Well being Sports activities Park and was the primary occasion of a card broadcast dwell on Showtime.
Each males fought aggressively within the opening spherical. Nery appeared to land nicely within the remaining minute of the chapter. Figueroa appeared to lunge ahead together with his photographs a bit within the second. Every fighter slugged away in shut throughout the third. Nery was in a position to put his punches collectively nicely. Each males fought very nicely within the fourth. Nery made it a degree to battle extra defensively within the fifth. Touchdown extra successfully than his opponent within the sixth, Nery appeared to take the spherical. Figueroa landed nicely within the seventh. Then – out of the blue – Nery went down. And was counted out.