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Brandon Figueroa Battles Julio Ceja To A Split Draw

Brandon Figueroa Battles Julio Ceja To A Split Draw 

Brandon Figueroa Battles Julio Ceja
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WBA "regular" super bantamweight champion  Brandon Figueroa battled Julio Ceja (32-4-1, 28 KOs) to a slit draw after twelve rounds of furious battle at the MGM Grand Arena on Deontay Wilder Vs Luis Ortiz Rematch Undercard ,November 23rd. 

The fight was made a non title bout after Ceja failed to make weight, weighing over four pounds above the 122 pound limit and by that it meant, Figueroa would retain the title withwor without a win. However, the fight was scored 115-113 for Figueroa, 116-112 for Ceja, and 114-114.

Both fighters had their moments in the fight, Figueroa started the fight working down the body but was getting hit on the head with hard shots from Ceja. The both went to war in the second round, a back and forth battle with Figueroa landing the more damaging blows.

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Figueroa fired on in the third, landing numerous shots that saw Ceja struggle to hold him off.While in the fourth, he did just well enough to win the round, then Ceja came to live in the fifth, landing big shots while landing hard shots from the inside coupled with combinations to the head and body.

Ceja continued his dominance in the sixth overpowering and outworking Figueroa. The seventh Round was a close round and could have gone either way, as both seeked to destruction from the inside. Ceja dominated again in the eight round, rattling Figueroa in the eight round and coupling that with a solid  ninth and tenth round.

The Eleventh Ceja kept on dominating and actually landed numerous combinations to the head and body of Figueroa but in the twelve Figueroa came back to Live landing the best shots and going for KO, while the then gassed out Ceja tried to hold him off till the final bell.

Julio Ceja rattles Brandon Figueroa

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