EDINBURG, TEXAS — Unbeaten interim WBA Super Bantamweight champion Brandon "The Heartbreaker" Figueroa (20-0, 15 KOs)gave his hometown fans a knockout victory to celebrate Saturday night as he stopped Javier Nicolas Chacon (29-5-1, 9 KOs)in round four of the main event of FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes from Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas.
"It was one of the best moments of my life fighting in front of my family and supporters who have been with me since I was seven years old," said Figueroa. "I want to do this again and again, over and over. These are my people and it feels amazing."
Fighting near his hometown of Weslaco, Texas, Figueroa dominated in making the first defense of his interim title that he won in April. Known for his aggressive style and tendency to fight on the inside, Figueroa lived up to his reputation and threw punches in bunches across the four round fight.
The 22-year-old Figueroa targeted the body early and often, while opening up and showing a more varied attack as the fight went on. Argentina's Chacon was tentative offensively, landing an occasional uppercut, but nothing that was able to slow his opponent. Figueroa held a staggering 96 to 18 advantage in punches landed.
"He wasn't throwing punches so I had to get in there and rough him up," said Figueroa. "He didn't want to fight my game so I had to punish him and I caught him with a good right hook."
Late in round four, Figueroa once again had Chacon up against the ropes and this time delivered the decisive blow in the form of a right hook that clearly stunned Chacon. Figueroa followed up and put Chacon on the mat, forcing the referee Rafael Ramos to waive off the bout 2:00 into the round.
After the fight, Figueroa was joined in the ring by fellow unbeaten super bantamweightStephen "Cool Boy Steph" Fulton, as the two discussed a possible future matchup of rising 122-pound stars.
"I'm more than happy to do it," said Figueroa. "I can switch up my game and do everything at any time. I don't think he's seen a hard-hitter like me."
"We've been ready, we're always ready and we will be ready for anybody," said Fulton. "I want all of the title holders. If I have to go through Brandon Figueroa to do that, I'll be ready.
He hasn't fought anybody like me. I think this would be easy for me."