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Brandon Figueroa vs Moises Flores report
Who won Figueroa vs Flores?
Brandon Figueroa beat Moises Flores by knockout in the 3rd round on Sunday 13th January 2019 at Microsoft Theater in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jose Uzcategui losing to Caleb Plant for the IBF World Super Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux beat Giovanni Delgado.
Figueroa vs Flores stats
Brandon Figueroa stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Moises Flores made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Figueroa had a slight advantage in power over Flores, with a 71% knock out percentage over Flores' 68%.
Brandon Figueroa was the younger man by 10 years, at 26 years old.
Flores had a height advantage of 1 inch over Figueroa. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Brandon Figueroa & Moises Flores fought out of an orthodox stance.
Figueroa was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 6 year and 8 months later than Flores, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 153 to Flores' 130.
Brandon Figueroa went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 9 by the IBF at featherweight.
Moises Flores was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Figueroa vs Flores form
Flores had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Daniel Roman on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux on 17th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Paulus Ambunda on 11th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ramatex Factory, Windhoek, Namibia.
Before that, he had beat Luis Emanuel Cusolito on 22nd September 2015 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, United States.
He had defeated Oscar Escandon on 18th April 2015 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Flores' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Figueroa vs Flores start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Microsoft Theater, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Figueroa vs Flores?
Figueroa vs Flores was broadcast on Fox Sport 1 in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV 4.
What were the odds on Figueroa vs Flores?
Brandon Figueroa was a 11/100 (-910) favourite going into the contest, while Moises Flores made his way into the ring at 5/1 (+500) with oddsmakers.
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