Two-division world champion and current WBC Super Bantamweight World Champion Luis “Pantera” Nery will meet Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa in a high stakes battle of unbeatens at 122 pounds in a 12-round battle that headlines action live on Showtime, this coming Saturday, May 15, from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. in a Premier Boxing Champions event.
The 26-year-old Nery will make the inaugural defense of his WBC crown in his first time headlining in the main event of a Showtime Championship Boxing card. Fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico, the undefeated champion has been training in his hometown just across the U.S.-Mexico border prior to relocating to Los Angeles this week ahead of his May 15 showdown with Figueroa.
Now under the tutelage of his trainer Ismael Ramirez, Nery is confident ahead of this career-defining title fight which will set up a unification bout with WBO world champion Stephen Fulton, Jr. on September 11, also on Showtime.
“A lot has been different in this training camp. I am sparring against opponents that are very similar to Figueroa’s style. I am running more often. I am eating right. I am preparing in a very conscious manner," Nery said.
"My knockout streak came to an end because I wasn’t fighting in my style. I am being more myself now like I was during my knockout streak. I have been loving how we have prepared for this fight as we continue on the road to success on May 15.”