Brandon Figueroa Grinds Nery Down for KO


Carson, CA May 15th, 2021– After much hype and malign the real Luis Nery stood up- and was swiftly put down. Brandon “The Heart-Breaker” Figueroa ended any mystique the Mexican puncher from Tijuana possessed in a sloppy, withering junior featherweight unification of Figueroa’s secondary WBA title and Luis Nery’s WBC belt.

Figueroa 22-0-1 17KOs withstood the early assault of Nery 31-1 24KOs after a left hook rocked him in the first. Relentlessly moving forward Figueroa pressured Nery around the ring slowly sapping away the strength from the Mexican.

Trading shots on the inside, both fighters landed and missed wide at a furious pace. After the fifth, Nery appeared to tire as Figueroa grew stronger until a left uppercut to the body in the seventh put Nery down. Referee Thomas Taylor counted Nery out as he stayed on the canvas.

“It’s a dream come true; I know everyone doubted me but here I am,” said Figueroa. “I got to him; I did my homework, and we took it to him.”

Figueroa now looks forward to a unification with WBO junior featherweight champion Stephen Fulton on September 11th. After the fight Fulton was brought into the ring to promote the fight.

“We’ve been waiting, I got by Luis Nery September 11th, we’ll get it.” Figueroa said of Fulton.

Roman beats Espinoza Impressively

In the co-main event former unified junior featherweight champion Daniel Roman 29-3-1 10KOs bludgeoned Ricardo Espinoza 25-4 21KOs with left uppercuts to win an action-packed unanimous decision.

Espinoza started aggressive, firing bombs in the opening rounds as the two engaged in a war. In the third round Roman settled in, landing counter right hands and left uppercuts to slow the assault of Espinoza. As the fight wore on the left uppercuts of Roman could not miss as he threw it in combination with the jab and left hook to the body.

After ten rounds the judges’ cards read 98-92 twice and 97-93 for Daniel Roman as he picks up another solid win in his quest to regain the titles he lost to Murodjon Akhmadaliev last year.

Martinez Shines over Burgos

Opening the SHOWTIME telecast Xavier Martinez 17-0 11KOs picked up a unanimous decision victory over veteran Juan Carlos Burgos 34-5-2 21KOs. Both fighters traded big shots, Burgos came to win and gave Martinez as much hell as possible.

Using crafty skill on the inside, Martinez boxed beautifully on the inside shoulder on Burgos; catching, shooting, and countering his way to a unanimous decision win on scores of 99-91 on all three judges scorecards. Despite the wide margin the fight was competitive.

About Albert Baker

Writer/Producer/Director of the Under the Hand Wraps documentary series and owner of Albert Baker is currently based in Fresno, California and has been covering boxing since 2014.

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