Brandon Figueroa vs Javier Nicholas Chacon Preview Aug. 24th
Undefeated Brandon Figueroa of Weslaco, Texas is scheduled to take on Javier Nicholas Chacon of Argentina for the interim WBA Super Bantamweight Title in Edinburg, Texas this Saturday, August 24th. The 12-round tilt can be seen live in the USA on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes. Figueroa captured the vacant interim WBA Jr. Featherweight Title the last time out when he stopped Yonfrez Parejo after eight rounds. Chacon was last in the ring in May when he beat Diego Sananco by a six-round unanimous decision.
Figueroa vs Chacon Betting Odds
- Javier Chacon +650
- Brandon Figueroa -1350
Figueroa is just 22 years old and climbs through the ropes with a perfect record of 19-0 along with 14 Kos. He’s boxed 90 rounds since turning pro in 2015 and is 5-feet-9-inches tall with a 72-inch reach. Figueroa has good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 74 and he’s also displayed a pretty solid chin up to now as well. The biggest wins in his career have been Parejo, Moises Flores, Oscar Escandon, Victor Proa and Fatiou Fassinou.
Brandon is the younger brother of boxer Omar Figueroa and a good young prospect. He stepped up in class for the first time against Flores and passed the test with flying colours. However, it could be argued that he’s taking a step backwards this week against the limited Chacon. Figueroa has the potential to be an exciting world champion but needs to face stiffer tests in the near future to prove he’s legitimate.
Chacon is 38 years old and has boxed 206 rounds since turning pro in 2004. His record stands at 29-4-1 with just 9 Kos. He’s been stopped in three of his four defeats so has a suspect set of whiskers. He won regional flyweight and bantamweight titles in his homeland as well as the WBC Latino Super Flyweight and Super Bantamweight Titles as well as the South American and Argentine Super Bantamweight Belts.
His losses came to Isaac Dogboe via a sixth-round stoppage in 2017, a 10th-round TKO to Jamie McDonnell in a shot at his WBA World Bantamweight Title in 2014, a unanimous decision loss to Anselmo Moreno in a shot at the WBA Super Bantamweight Championship in 2015 and a second round KO at the hands of Raul Medina in 2008. As we can see, he’s generally failed when stepping up in class.
Chacon’s draw came against Roberto Domingo Sosa over 10 rounds in 2015. His biggest wins have been against the likes of Luis Emanuel Cusolito, Roman Reynoso, Claudio Echegaray, Fabian Orozco, Alan Castillo, and Carlos Ruiz. This will be Chacon’s first bout in the USA. He’s got a questionable chin and lacks power with a current knockout ratio of just 26 per cent. His height and reach are unknown so we can’t compare him to Figueroa in size, but Figueroa has the edge in age, power and chin.
Figueroa is 16 years younger with heavier fists and a better chin. This doesn’t bode too well for Chacon and it looks to be a bit of a mismatch on paper. I’m expecting Figueroa to be too fast and powerful for Chacon and to take the interim belt.
Figueroa has all the advantages.
Play: Figueroa -1350 @ BetOnline.ag
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