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 pictures.
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 decide having the boxers stage.
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 due to laborious work and dedication.
“The plan was to interrupt him. My nook instructed me to strain 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 staff simply stated it was time to go get him.
“You noticed tonight what I can do. I introduced it to him and the laborious work paid off. We did our homework. We did an incredible job within the fitness center 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 combat towards Fulton and it’s lastly going to occur,” said Figueroa. “I knew I needed to get by way of Nery first. Every part 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 thing he’s received and I do know that we’re going to provide the followers a hell of a present.”