Far too usually in boxing, fights come and go with out the fighters figuring out what lies forward for them. Bouts are made with out a lot discover, which finally ends up hurting the promotion of a combat in making an attempt to get it as massive as attainable.
That’s not the case heading into Saturday’s WBC tremendous bantamweight title combat between champion Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa from Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson, Calif. When this weekend’s combat received formally introduced, it was revealed that the winner will tackle WBO titlist Stephen Fulton in a title unification bout on Sept. 11.
Heading into the largest contest of his younger profession, Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs) believes boxing must comply with this specific path going ahead for the higher of the game.
“I really feel like that is what boxing wants,” Figueroa admits to DAZN Information. “Fights like that to pump up the followers, and even for the boxers as a result of I really feel like lots of instances, boxers do not even know the place or who they are going combat till like, a month, two months out. I really feel like Showtime goes again to the outdated methods the place the fights are already pre-announced, so the followers already know what to anticipate, and the fights get hyped. Not solely that, however the boxers put together themselves, they put together for one another, and I really feel like that is what is going to make boxing even larger is figuring out that these two guys are going to combat in September and individuals are getting pumped up, even the boxers are getting pumped. You simply prepare arduous and watch for that combat date to return round.”
Figueroa expects Fulton to be in attendance for Saturday’s combat and get into the ring to confront the winner. For some, it is arduous to remain centered on the duty at hand and never look forward due to the high-stakes nature of the combat. Not for the 24-year-old.
“You bought to be centered on the job at hand,” Figueroa stated. “I need that WBC belt so unhealthy. I really feel like as soon as I get it, the following step is to organize myself mentally and bodily for Stephen Fulton. As of proper now, we do not overlook any opponent. I do get glimpses of the longer term, however as of proper now, we’re centered 110 %. I received to handle enterprise, and as quickly as enterprise is taken care of, then we’ll begin specializing in Stephen Fulton.”
Sometimes, lots of help is not given to the lower-weight courses, and the upper divisions are given extra consideration. With Nery-Figueroa and the co-feature of former 122-pound champion Danny Roman vs. Ricardo Espinoza and the winner of the principle occasion taking over Fulton, the lighter weight class is receiving some deserved shine.
“It is nice as a result of there’s lots of expertise on 122-pound division,” Figueroa stated. “Not solely that, however we convey fireworks. We convey these nice fights. I really feel like there’s lots of nice fighters within the division that make nice fights, and lots of people need to see the combat, like lots of up-and-coming prospects. I really feel like all these lower-weight courses, they create these extra thrilling fights that followers need to see. I really feel like within the higher-weight class, there’s not likely lots of massive names there that make fascinating fights. I really feel like lots of expertise is within the 122-pound division that lots of people need to see who’s the most effective. I am with it. I am with all the things. I am with displaying out and popping out and proving to be the most effective 122-pound fighter as a result of we’re all about it. We’re all about that motion. I really feel prefer it’s nice for boxing.”