Brandon Figueroa’s latest fight ended up being a complete one-sided victory for him.
Fighting just 30 minutes away from his hometown of Weslaco, Texas, Figueroa dominated Javier Chacon, knocking him out in the fourth round to retain his interim WBA super bantamweight title. The fight headlined the August 24 edition of PBC on FS1 from Edinburg, Figueroa’s first as a main event fighter on national television.
From the start, Figueroa sought to break down Chacon with nonstop body shots and found immediate success. Chacon barely threw any punches in the fight as he was forced to consistently defend against the younger Figueroa’s work rate. A little more than halfway through the fourth round, Figueroa scored a right uppercut and several punches to the body, sending Chacon to the canvas and unable to get up and beat the count.
It was Figueroa’s first defense of the title since beating Yonfrez Parejo in eight rounds to win the belt back in April on the undercard of Danny Garcia vs. Adrian Granados in April.
Although Figueroa may have the WBA’s interim title, a fight against the WBA’s full champion, Daniel Roman, may not be possible anytime soon. Roman is currently defending his unified WBA and IBF titles against mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev on September 13 at Madison Square Garden. Roman also has an IBF mandatory challenger in Ryosuke Iwasa waiting in the wings as well as a potential unification against WBC champion Rey Vargas.
As for when he could possibly face some of the other top fighters and champions at super bantamweight, Figueroa told Fightful prior to August 24 that he hopes to get a big fight in 2020.