The undefeated Wba super-Bw champion Brandon Figueroa entered this fight with a perfect boxing record of 20-0-0 (15 KOs=75%) and he is ranked as the No.8 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Emanuel Navarrete). In his last three fights he has won over Moises Flores (Brandon Figueroa vs Moises Flores), Yonfrez Parejo (Brandon Figueroa vs Yonfrez Parejo) and Javier Nicolas Chacon (Brandon Figueroa vs Javier Nicolas Chacon).
His opponent, the former Wbc super-Bw champ Julio Ceja, has an official record of 32-4-0 (28 KOs=87%) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class but he comes off two consecutive losses, against Guillermo Rigondeaux (Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Julio Ceja) and Franklin Manzanilla (Julio Ceja vs Franklin Manzanilla); before this bout, in 2017, he had won over Anselmo Moreno (Anselmo Moreno vs Julio Ceja). Figueroa vs Ceja is valid for the WBA World super bantamweight title; undercard of Deontay Wilder vs Luis Ortiz 2. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: WBA World super bantamweight title
Figueroa’s previous fight: Brandon Figueroa vs Javier Nicolas Chacon
Ceja’s previous fight: Guillermo Rigondeaux vs Julio Ceja
Figueroa vs Ceja full fight video:
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