Brandon Figueroa will step in the ring on September 26th to face Damien Vazquez and, during an online press conference from the gym, he talked about the third defense of his World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Bantamweight Championship at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The Mexican-American boxer talked about his expectations for the fight, his career in the recent past, and what he hopes for the future.
“I see this as the biggest opportunity of my career and Vazquez is standing in my way. This is my chance to show everyone why I am one of the best fighters in the world. I’m ready, I’m focused on September 26th and I can’t wait to show my skills”, said the 23-year-old fighter.
His last fight was a tough one against Julio Ceja that ended in a draw and allowed him to retain his crown, but Figueroa is aware that he was far from his best potential for that fight.
“Heading into my last fight, I had some injuries that I was dealing with. However, I don’t take anything away from Ceja. He came to fight. But we learn from every fight. What I took away from it was that even at the worst moment of my career, I didn’t lose. I’m a different fighter now, though. I’m healthy heading into this upcoming fight and I feel like everyone is going to see a different type of Brandon Figueroa”, he said.
His challenger, Damien Vazquez, has said that he wants a toe-to-toe fight in what he calls “a Mexican war”. Figueroa had his opinion on his rival’s comments.
“I feel that action fight has always been my style and my fight plan since day one. But obviously I think I would also have an advantage if I were to box from a distance. You can say what you want, I don’t think you want to come face to face with me. I can guarantee you he’ll regret it”, said one confident Figueroa.
The WBA Champion also said he wants to fight against the best boxers in the division and that defending his crown on September 26th is a test he plans to pass with flying colors.