Brandon Figueroa is ready for his first PBC main event bout in Edinburg, Texas.
It had been known for some time that Figueroa would be defending his interim WBA super bantamweight title against Javier Nicola Chacon in August, but PBC has now made the formal announcement. The fight will headline the August 24 PBC on FS1 card taking place at the Bert Ogden Arena.
The unbeaten Figueroa won the belt back in April when he stopped Yonfrez Parejo after eight rounds on the opening bout of a Fox card from California. This will be Figueroa’s third fight of 2019, having won the first two fights from inside the distance. While Figueroa holds the interim title, Daniel Roman holds the WBA world title as well as the IBF title.
Chacon has won a number of titles in South America and once challenged for a bantamweight title when he fought Jamie McDonnell back in 2014. Chacon, ranked No. 9 by the WBA at 122 pounds, has won his last four fights after being stopped by Isaac Dogboe after six rounds in their 2017 encounter.
Also announced for the card is a super bantamweight bout between unbeaten contender Stephen Fulton Jr. and Isaac Avelar. Fulton is coming off a dominant win over Paulus Ambunda to win the IBO title back in May while Avelar, who has won all 16 of his pro bouts, last fought in March when he defeated Juan Antonio Lopez. Opening the card is a junior welterweight contest between Darwin Price and Donovan Estrella.