Decide on It: TBRB #3 Brandon Figueroa vs. #4 Stephen Fulton (Saturday, Showtime, 10:00 PM EST)
Jr. featherweight is very hot all over again and that’s a very good factor for enthusiasts. 24-calendar year old WBC titlist Brandon Figueroa (22–1, 17 KO) faces 27-yr old Stephen Fulton (19-, 8 KO) in the key function in a battle hardcore followers are wanting ahead to. Why wouldn’t they be? Figueroa-Luis Nery and Fulton-Angelo Leo ended up the two superb clashes earlier this calendar year and the clash of designs retains a prospect for actual combustion here.
The total of action in the division amid fighters not however 30 is reminiscent of the remarkable spherical robin at Jr. featherweight that started out in the late nineties with Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Kennedy McKinney, and Junior Jones. That doesn’t indicate we might be seeing a long term fantastic or not proper now…but it doesn’t indicate we aren’t. It is more than enough to be an excellent main event for now. A probable opponent for the winner, Raeese Aleem, is also in action together with bantamweight Gary Antonio Russell.
Supplemental Demonstrates to Watch For
Friday – #8 Waseem vs Barrera (ESPN+, 11:00 AM EST)
Flyweight action kicks off in advance of lunch for these nonetheless residence recovering from turkey. 24-year previous Muhammad Waseem (11-1, 8 KO) has received three in a row since dropping a narrow final decision to then-IBF titlist Moruti Mthalane. 29-year outdated Rober Barrera (23-3, 13 KO) enters off a no contest and knockout decline to veteran Luis Concepcion.
Friday – Harris vs. Flores (ESPN+, 3:00 PM EST)
The tiny guys keep in the highlight on the globally chief with this Jr. flyweight primary occasion. 31-year previous Jay Harris (18-2, 9 KO) turned heads in a gutsy, shedding title shot from flyweight titlist Julio Cesar Martinez in 2020 but enters off a stoppage loss to Ricardo Sandoval. 28-year outdated Hector Flores (18–4, 9 KO) has received 10 in a row since the most recent of four vocation attracts.
Friday – Cruz vs. Esquivel (DAZN, 8:00 PM EST)
It is an all Mexican showdown for the WBA featherweight title. 31-year aged Erika Cruz (13-1, 3 KO) makes an attempt her to start with protection of the crown. Cruz is unbeaten given that a the vast majority choice loss in her next pro commence. 27-12 months outdated Melissa Esquivel (12-1-1, 4 KO) has received three in a row, all by selection.
Friday – Valtierra vs. Clavero (Estrella, 10:00 PM EST)
Lightweights get centre stage on this card from Mexico Metropolis. 20-yr aged Jair Valtierra (15-1, 8 KO) will appear to select up the pieces from an early career knockout decline in his previous start out. He’s not in with a massive energy threat on paper. 28-calendar year old JJ Clavero (29-8, 7 KO) has received two straight subsequent a a few-fight losing streak.
Saturday – Entire world Winner Teofimo Lopez vs. #8 Kambosos (DAZN, 8:00 PM EST)
The on once again, off again saga of an in any other case run of the mill light-weight title fight concludes on Saturday. Presented the street to obtaining them in the ring, would any person be surprised if this ended with an early head clash or some other funk? It is been that snake bit. 24-year aged light-weight king Teofimo Lopez (16-, 12 KO) was purple incredibly hot after an upset of Vasyl Lomachenko and is younger ample to warmth up again speedily. 28-yr old George Kambosos (19-, 10 KO) has a possibility to pour water on Lopez’s ideas immediately after a annoying wait for this evening.
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