Brandon Figueroa
Brandon Figueroa

Brandon Figueroa

“The Heartbreaker”

RECORD

22 - 0 - 1

KOs

17

Weight 122 lbs (55.45 kg)

Age 24

Home Weslaco, Texas,

Complete Stats

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. Read Bio

Next Fight / Nov 27, 2021


Brandon Figueroa vs Stephen Fulton


Park Theatre at Park MGM, Las Vegas, Nevada

Latest News

Brandon Figueroa News
Shawn PorterPBC Boxing Video
May 19, 2021 / The PBC Podcast, Shawn Porter, Brandon Figueroa

The PBC Podcast: Shawn Porter, Brandon Figueroa & More

Two of the world's best join a stacked episode of The PBC Podcast this week.

Nery vs. FigueroaPBC Boxing Video
May 16, 2021 / Nery vs Figueroa, Brandon Figueroa, Luis Nery, Daniel Roman

Figueroa Shocks Nery, Stops Him in Seven to Claim WBC Belt

The "Heartbreaker" remains unbeaten, adding the WBC World Super Bantamweight title to his WBA strap with a stunning TKO victory Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

Brandon FigueroaPBC Boxing Video
May 14, 2021 / Nery vs Figueroa, Brandon Figueroa

Brandon Figueroa is Ready to Silence the Doubters

The undefeated super bantamweight titles plans to upset the odds versus WBC counterpart Luis Nery when they square off in their anticipated 122-pound showdown Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

Fights

Brandon Figueroa Fights

WIN vs Luis Nery 31-1-0

May 15, 2021 Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California

Luis Nery LOSES to Brandon Figueroa by KO in Round 7 of 12

Win vs Damien Vazquez 15-1-1

Sep 26, 2020 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Brandon Figueroa WINS against Damien Vazquez by TKO in Round 10 of 12

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 25-4-1

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 26-6-0

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 26-6-0

Sep 29, 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

Stats

Brandon Figueroa “The Heartbreaker”

  • WINS 22
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 1
  • KOs 17

Weight 122 lbs (55.45 kg)

Height 5'8" (1.73 m)

Reach 72½" (184 cm)

  • Born

    December 29, 1996
  • Age

    24
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Weslaco, TX
  • Trains in

    Weslaco, TX
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    123
  • KO Percentage

    73.91%
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Bio

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 vs. Flores: January 13, 2019 (PBC on FS1)

EARNING RESPECT

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. 

Figueroa vs. Parejo: April 20, 2019 (PBC on FOX)

STRAP SEASON

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.”

On September 26, 2020, Figueroa took on Damien Vazquez on SHOWTIME PPV. IA nine-month layoff, the longest of his career, didn't slow Figueroa down. Neither could Damien Vazquez, despite his best efforts.

The WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion turned in arguably the finest performance of his career, breaking the gutty Vazquez down and administering non-stop punishment until referee Gary Rosato halted the action to award him the victory at 1:18 of the 10th round. 

“This shows that I can fight under pressure, I’m strong and I give exciting fights,” said Figueroa. “That’s what fans want to see. I always leave everything in the ring and that’s what I did tonight.

“I’m ready for anyone, I know I belong with the best fighters in the division. I just want to give fans great fights.”

Nery vs. Figueroa: May 15, 2021 (PBC on SHOWTIME)

No Longer Slept On

On May 15, 2021, Figueroa scored a career-best victory and captured the WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship with a seventh-round knockout of unbeaten two-division champion Luis Nery Saturday night in the main event of action live on PBC on SHOWTIME from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

"It feels amazing, this is a dream come true,” said Figueroa. “I know everyone doubted me, but here I am with the belt. It's all thanks to hard work and dedication.”
 
The fight between undefeated champions lived up to its billing with Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) implementing his smothering strategy early, forcing a firefight with Nery (31-1, 24 KOs) from the opening bell. Nery appeared to control much of the early action. But it was the 24-year-old Figueroa’s persistence in coming forward that eventually began to wear on Nery. Better fourth and sixth rounds for Figueroa showed cracks in Nery’s armor and were a harbinger for what would come soon after.
 
In the seventh round, Figueroa appeared to hurt Nery early with a series of powerful hooks, as Nery altered his strategy and began to clinch. Continuing to press inside, Figueroa was eventually able to land the decisive punches in the form of a combination punctuated by a left hook to the body. Nery had a delayed reaction to the powerful body shot, but once he hit the canvas, he was unable to beat referee Thomas Taylor’s count, ending the fight 2:18 into the round. 

Figueroa’s triumph sets him up for a unification showdown on Saturday, September 18 on SHOWTIME against WBO 122-pound champion Stephen Fulton Jr., who joined Figueroa in the ring after the fight.
 
"We've been waiting for this fight against Fulton and it’s finally going to happen,” said Figueroa. “I knew I had to get through Luis Nery first. Everything has its time. I envisioned that I was going to beat Nery and now I see myself beating Fulton. I know he's coming with everything he's got and that we're going to give the fans a hell of a show."