Brandon Figueroa is ready for a headline spot on FS1.
Brandon Figueroa will defend his interim WBA 122-pound title in an FS1-televised PBC main event on Aug. 24 at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas, and the 22-year-old rising star is excited to bring a big fight to a new venue.
“Bringing nationally televised fights to Bert Ogden Arena for the first time means a lot to me,” said Figueroa. “It’s going to be a great night for me and everyone here. I hope everyone comes out and supports me because it’s going to be an atmosphere that you don’t want to miss. I’m so ready to step in the ring and show everyone all the hard work I put into training camp.”
Figueroa (19-0, 14 KO) will face Javier Chacon (29-4-1, 9 KO) in the night’s main event.
”I know that I’m facing a tough opponent from Argentina, which means he’s going to leave it all in the ring. He has kind of an awkward style but we’re working to prepare for it. I think there will be openings for me to attack the body, which is what I love to do.”
Last time out, Figueroa broke down veteran Yonfrez Parejo and forced him to quit after eight rounds. He’s a legitimately highly-regarded young fighter with some star quality, someone PBC are obviously excited about.