Brandon Figueroa Vs Javier Chacon Tops Triple Header On 24/8
Undefeated interim WBA Super Bantamweight champion Brandon Figueroa will be making a return to his hometown to defend his title against Argentina’s Javier “Chispita” Chacon Saturday, August 24 in the headlining bout of FS1 PBC Fight Night on FS1 and FOX Deportes live from Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas.
Figueroa (18-0, 13 KOs) will be defending the title for the first time since stopping Yonfrez Parejo in eight rounds in April to win it and before then had stopped Moises Flores in three rounds in January fight on FS1.
“It feels amazing to be bringing nationally televised fights to Bert Ogden Arena for the first time for my hometown fans,” said Figueroa. “I’m looking forward to this fight and I’m going to continue to knock people out and move up the 122-pound rankings. I’m facing an awkward fighter, but I believe there will be opening for me to attack his body, which is one of my strengths. It’s going to be a great atmosphere and I’m working hard like the fight is in two weeks. I’ll be more than ready on August 24.”
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Chacon (29-4-1, 9 KOs) is on a four fight winning streak and most recently defeated Diego Sananco in May. He has shared the ring with many notable fighters in the division including former world champions Anselmo Moreno and Jamie McDonnell.
“I’m looking forward to this great opportunity to fulfill my dreams of being world champion like my brother Julio Pablo,” said Chacon. “To get here, I had to win a tournament to find the best super bantamweight in Argentina. I was the underdog in every fight and still won each time. That’s what I’m going to do again on August 24. I will win when nobody thinks I can.”