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Who won Figueroa vs Castro?
Brandon Figueroa beat Carlos Castro by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 9th July 2022 at Alamodome in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Mark Magsayo losing to Rey Vargas for the WBC World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Frank Martin defeated Jackson Marinez.
Figueroa vs Castro stats
Brandon Figueroa stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlos Castro made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Figueroa had a massive power advantage over Castro, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Castro's 44%.
Brandon Figueroa was the younger man by 3 years, at 25 years old.
Figueroa had a height advantage of 1 inch over Castro. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Brandon Figueroa & Carlos Castro fought out of an orthodox stance.
Figueroa was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 10 months later than Castro, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 21 less professional rounds, 135 to Castro's 156.
Figueroa vs Castro form
Brandon Figueroa had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Stephen Fulton on 27th November 2021 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Park Theater, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Luis Nery on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Super Bantamweight and WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had beat Damien Vazquez on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had drawn with Julio Ceja on 23rd November 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had won against Javier Nicolas Chacon on 24th August 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Weslaco, Texas.
Castro had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Luis Nery on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Oscar Escandon on 21st August 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena, Nevada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Cesar Juarez on 9th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Jesus Ruiz on 21st February 2020 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Celebrity Theater, Arizona.
He had defeated Daniel Lozano on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, Arizona.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Carlos Castro had been fighting more than Brandon Figueroa.
Going to this contest, Brandon Figueroa had last fought 8 months and 14 days ago, while Carlos Castro's last outing had been 6 months and 5 days ago.
Figueroa's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Castro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Figueroa vs Castro start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Alamodome, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Figueroa vs Castro?
Brandon Figueroa was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Carlos Castro made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.