draw vs Julio Ceja
Nov 23, 2019 / MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
WBA Super Bantamweight Champion Brandon "The Heartbreaker" Figueroa retained his title with a split draw against former champion Julio Ceja on PBC on FOX PPV.
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Brandon Figueroa News
The WBC World Heavyweight Champion ties Muhammad Ali on the heavyweight list for most consecutive title defenses as he delivers a scorching KO Saturday night on FOX Sports PBC PPV.
The undefeated super bantamweight champion is showing maturity beyond his years as he prepares to take on former champion Julio Ceja Saturday, November 23, on FOX Sports PPV.
The unbeaten interim world super bantamweight champion makes a triumphant return home, stopping veteran Javier Chacon Saturday night on FS1.
Brandon Figueroa Fights
Draw vs Julio Ceja 32-4-1
Nov 23, 2019 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Brandon Figuerora DRAWS with Julio Ceja by DR in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Javier Chacon 29-5-1
Aug 24, 2019 • Bert Ogden Arena, Edinburg, Texas
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Javier Chacon by KO in Round 3 of 12
Win vs Yonfrez Parejo 22-3-1
Apr 20, 2019 • Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Yonfrez Parejo by RTD in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Moises Flores 25-3-0
Jan 13, 2019 • Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Moises Flores by KO in Round 3 of 12
Win vs Oscar Escandon 26-5-0
Sep 30, 2018 • Citizens Bank Arena, Ontario, California
Brandon Figuerora WINS against Oscar Escandon by KO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Oscar Escandon 26-5-0
Sep 30, 2018 • Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Oscar Escandon by KO in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Luis Roy Suarez Cruz 13-0-0
Aug 04, 2018 • Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Luis Roy Suarez Cruz by TKO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Giovanni Delgado 16-6-0
Mar 10, 2018 • Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Giovanni Delgado by TKO in Round 7 of 8
Win vs Victor Proa 28-4-2
Oct 14, 2017 • Livestock Showground, Mercedes, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Victor Proa by TKO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Fatiou Fassinou 28-6-3
Jul 15, 2017 • Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Fatiou Fassinou by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Luis Fernando Saavedra 7-2-0
May 02, 2017 • Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Luis Fernando Saavedra by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Raul Chirino 10-4-0
Feb 21, 2017 • Silver Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Raul Chirino by TKO in Round 4 of 6
Win vs Raymond Chacon 6-20-0
Oct 08, 2016 • Sports Arena, Brownsville, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Raymond Chacon by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Adalberto Zorrilla 7-1-0
Jul 23, 2016 • Scottish Rite Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Adalberto Zorrilla by KO in Round 3 of 6
Win vs Oldier Landin 4-1-1
Jun 25, 2016 • Scottish Rite Theatre, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Oldier Landin by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Jonell Nieves 6-2-0
May 28, 2016 • Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Jonell Nieves by TKO in Round 5 of 6
Win vs Jahaziel Vazquez 0-3-0
Apr 23, 2016 • Events Center, Pharr, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Jahaziel Vazquez by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Harold Reyes 2-2-1
Jan 12, 2016 • Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Harold Reyes by TKO in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Francisco Muro 2-1-0
Dec 12, 2015 • AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Francisco Muro by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Ramiro Ruiz 0-1-0
Oct 10, 2015 • Boggus Ford Center, Pharr, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Ramiro Ruiz by TKO in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Ricardo Mena 0-1-0
Jun 26, 2015 • State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Ricardo Mena by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Hector Gutierrez 2-7-0
May 09, 2015 • State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
Brandon Figueroa WINS against Hector Gutierrez by UD in Round 4 of 4
Brandon Figueroa Bio
The younger brother of a former world champion, unbeaten 122-pound Brandon Figueroa is forging his own path toward boxing greatness as the current WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion.
A FITTING MONIKER
“The Heartbreaker.” That’s what a group of preteen girls used to call seven-year-old Brandon Figueroa the first time he put on a pair of gloves to box in an exhibition in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico—a town just across the border from his hometown of Weslaco, Texas.
Older brother, Omar Jr., who was 14 at the time, was competing in the same tournament.
“My Dad says I was fighting another kid to give the fans a show. These older girls said, ‘Man, that kid is handsome. He’s a heartbreaker,’” said the younger Figueroa, a power-punching, switch-hitter with matinee idol looks and blue eyes.
“From then on, whenever we went there, this group of girls in the bleachers would go, ‘Oh my God, the heartbreaker’s here.’ I’ve been the ‘Heartbreaker’ since then. The name has stuck.”
Following a brief amateur career comprised of going 33-17 and winning “a local Silver Gloves tournament when he was 8 or 9,” according to Omar Sr., Brandon made his professional debut with on May 9, 2015. He won a unanimous decision over Hector Gutierrez at The State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Figueroa moved quickly through the ranks. He rose to 15-0 (10 KOs) on March 10, 2018, scoring a seventh-round TKO of Mexico’s Giovanni Delgado at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas.
Delgado marked Figueroa’s first of three fights in 2018. On August 4 of that year, he stopped previously unbeaten Luis Roy Suarez Cruz in 84 seconds. Then on September 30, he took a major step up in class, facing former champion Oscar Escandon at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Figueroa overcame a cut over his left eye from a third-round headbutt to drop and stop the Colombian in the 10th round of a toe-to-toe battle. It was his fourth straight stoppage win.
Figueroa continued his ascent. On January 13, 2019, he took on former champion Moises Flores at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Flores (25-1, 17 KOs) stood 5-foot-9, and had dethroned the aforementioned Escandon as interim champion by split-decision in April 2015. Yet Figueroa floored him twice in the third round, once with a left hook and then again with the right, as the referee waived an end to the bout at the 1:35 mark of the frame.
On April 20, 2019, Figueroa faced Yonfrez Parejo at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. On the line was the interim WBA World Super Bantamweight title.
Parejo started strong, but Figueroa was up to the task, matching him shot for shot on the inside and beating him down to the body. By the middle rounds, Parejo seemed to be fading while Figueroa continued to gather steam.
At the end of the eighth, Parejo had enough, retiring in his corner. Figueroa was now a world champion.
Figueroa successfully defended his title on August 24, 2019, knocking Javier Chacon out in four rounds. On November 23, 2019, he took on dangerous former champion Julio Ceja (32-4, 28 KOs) on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz rematch at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, live on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View.
Ceja came in at 126.5-pounds, nearly five pounds above the 122-pound limit and thus disqualifying him from challenging for Figueroa’s WBA Super Bantamweight title. The two engaged in a heated back and forth which ended in a spit draw.
Judge Glenn Trowbridge had it 115-113 for Figueroa, Lisa Giampa had it 116-112 for Ceja and Don Trella had it a 114-114.
“I think I did win the fight,” Figueroa said. “He put on a lot of pressure, but I fought better in the early rounds and I finished strong. I feel like he won maybe four rounds out of the whole fight. I thought I won the first four and closed out the last few rounds of the fight strong.
“I basically fought a person in a weight class above mine tonight. I’m pretty sure if he weighed 122, it wouldn’t even be a close fight. We have to run the rematch back but he better make the weight.”