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Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa are ready to roll for their junior featherweight title fight Saturday at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. (Showtime).
Nery, who will be defending his WBC title, weighed in on Friday at the limit of 122.0 pounds. Figueroa came in at 121.2.
Nery (31-0, 24 KOs) defeated Aaron Alameda by a unanimous decision to win the vacant WBC 122-pound title this past Sept. 26, his first fight as a full-fledged junior featherweight. That ended the Mexican’s knockout streak at 11.
Figueroa (21-0-1, 16 KOs) bounced back from a split draw against an overweight Julio Ceja in November 2019 to stop Damien Vazquez in 10 rounds on the same card Nery defeated Alameda.
The resident of Weslaco, Texas, will be fighting for his first major world title.
In two other featured fights, Xavier Martinez and Juan Carlos Burgos weighed 131.6 and 131.8, respectively, for their junior lightweight bout. And Daniel Roman weighed 122 for his junior featherweight bout against Ricardo Espinoza, who came in at 121.6.