BoxingScene.com has been advised that the return of fast rising super bantamweight Brandon "The Heartbreaker" Figueroa (20-0) is being targeted for a date in November with the 15th the likely landing spot.
Across the ring from him will be former interim champion Hugo "Pollito" Ceja (32-4). This fight will likely headline a Premier Boxing champions on FS1 card.
Ceja will represent the toughest challenge to date for the 22-year-old Figueroa. Ceja was last in action in June when he was stopped in 8 rounds by former champion Guillermo Rigondeax. Ceja was giving the Cuban two-time gold medal winner his toughest test as a pro before getting caught and stopped. He was up on all 3 scorecards at the time of the stoppage.
Figueroa, who holds the interim WBA super bantamweight world title, is 3-0 in 2019 with 3 knockouts. He was last in action in August when he blew out an over matched Javier Chacon in 4 rounds in front of a packed house in a bout also televised by FS1. The fight took place in Edinburg, Texas which is a short distance from his hometown of Weslaco.
After the fight there was talk of a potential showdown pitting Figueroa against Stephen Fulton who kept his perfect record intact by knocking out Isaac Avelar on Figueroa's undercard. Those plans will be tabled until sometime in 2020.
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