Brandon Figueroa vs Yonfrez Parejo Preview April 20th
Undefeated Brandon Figueroa of Weslaco, Texas is scheduled to take on veteran Yonfrez Parejo of Venezuela for the vacant interim WBA Jr. Featherweight Title. The 12-round bout takes place in Carson, California and can be seen live in the North America on Fox and Fox Deportes while fans in the UK can catch it on ITV 4. Figueroa last fought in January when he stopped veteran Moises Flores in the third round. Parejo’s last contest came in February when he stopped Benjamin Mendoza in the fourth round.
Figueroa vs Parejo Betting Odds
Here are the betting odds from online sportsbook BetOnline.ag (full review here).
- Yonfrez Parejo +1379
- Brandon Figueroa -2879
Figeuroa is just 22 years old and climbs through the ropes with a perfect record of 18-0 along with 13 Kos. He’s boxed 82 rounds since turning pro in 2015 and is 5-feet-8-inches tall with a 72-inch reach. Figueroa has good power in his fists with a current knockout ratio of 72 and he’s also displayed a pretty solid chin up to now as well. The biggest wins in Figueroa’s career have been Flores, Oscar against Escandon, Victor Proa and Fatiou Fassinou.
He’s 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. He’ll also be stepping up again on Saturday night against Parejo as he’s a solid and experienced pro with a pretty durable chin himself even though he lacks power.
Parejo is 32 years old and has boxed 165 rounds since turning pro in 2009. His record stands at 22-3-1 and he’s been stopped once. As mentioned, he doesn’t have the heaviest hands around with a current knockout ratio of 42 per cent. Unfortunately his height and reach are unlisted so we’re not sure how he compares to Figueroa when it comes to size.
His three defeats came at the hands of Hugo Ruiz in 2012 when he was stopped in the eighth round in a shot at the interim WBA Bantamweight Title. He dropped a split decision to Zhanat Zhakiyanov to lose the interim WBA Bantamweight Crown and lost a unanimous decision to Ryan Burnett last March in an attempt to take Burnett’s WBA Super World Bantamweight Belt.
Parejo’s draw was a four-round affair with Sandro Hernandez back in 2010. His biggest wins have been over Jean Sampson, Angky Angkotta and Luis Hinojosa. He beat Hinojosa by 11th-round TKO in 2014 to capture the interim WBA Bantamweight Title and then lost it to Zhakiyanov. Along the way, Parejo has also won the vacant WBA Fedebol Bantamweight Championship, the vacant WBA Fedlatin Bantamweight Title and the vacant WBA Fedcaribe Super Bantamweight Strap.
Parejo’s a good boxer with plenty of experience, but another in the long lost of those who usually come up short in their biggest bouts. He’s not a big hitter and has been down before and I think he’ll have a problem with the younger Figueroa’s busy style. I’m expecting Figueroa to remain unbeaten with his 19th straight win.
I’m going with the youth of Figueroa.
Play: Figueroa -2879 @ BetOnline.ag
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