Brandon Figueroa TKOs Carlos Castro in Round 6 (Video)

Brandon Figueroa recovered from his first loss of his career and stopped Carlos Castro via TKO in round 6 in his Showtime featherweight debut.

Before his July 9th show time boxes Fighting Carlos Castro, Brandon Figueroa told FanSided he would be more patient after his November 2021 majority decision loss to Stephen Fulton. He stuck to that game plan until about the third round, and then the fight went wild.

Figueroa (23-1-1, 18 KOs) is a pressure-puncher, but he came out with a measured pace against Castro at the Alamodome. Alternating between conventional and southpaw stances, Figueroa was economical with his punches, but he returned to more of his old form, and it worked when he stopped Castro via TKO in round 6.

Castro (27-2, 12 KOs) boxed well for most of the fight, but he wasn’t ready for Figueroa’s energy boost in round 3. Figueroa stopped being patient and threw endless combos at Castro’s body and head that made Castro fall forced at his rear end.

Castro stayed down for a count of nine and then emerged. He ate many more punches from Figueroa but began returning with shots before the bell rang.

In Showtime’s co-main event on July 9, Brandon Figueroa defeated Carlos Castro in Round 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX

On lap 6, Castro felt his Wheaties. He started bullying Figueroa in the ring. Castro fought his way back into the fight and likely scored some points on the judges’ scorecards.

Figueroa was caught in the ropes and Castro felt he had hurt Figueroa, but Figueroa waited for the right time to counterattack. Figueroa came alive and switched positions with Castro in the middle of a Castro combination.

Castro’s back landed on the ropes and Figueroa sped three lefts from a southpaw stance. He threw a series of right-left combos and got Castro in trouble. The referee found Castro taking too many shots and stopped the fight.

It was an impressive featherweight debut for Figueroa. He showed some new wrinkles in his game but also showed some of his old habits. It took him a few punches to deliver his own, but it worked against Castro. However, it might not work against a world champion.

Hailing from Weslaco, TX, Figuerao has many happy fans at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The 25-year-old is back to victory and showed growth as he picked up his 18th KO win of his career. Brandon Figueroa TKOs Carlos Castro in Round 6 (Video)

John Verrall

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