The Mexican Luis «Pantera» Nery would face a unification duel in 2021 against Brandon figueroa, According to information from the journalist of The Athletic, Mike coppinger.
Coppinger reported that both parties had reached an agreement to unify the super bantamweight belts of the CMB which is in the hands of Panther Nery and the WBA title of the same category, which holds Figueroa.
The fight would be taking place in the first part of 2021, specifically in the first quarter of the year. A duel that, in the style of both boxers, at least on paper, guarantees a fight full of action and punching power.
Sources: Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa have agreed to a deal for a 122-pound title tilt slated for Q1 of 2021. Tremendous action fight for PBC. Two of the best at 122 pounds and both fighters are 25 and under
– Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) December 10, 2020
Nery and Figueroa with vast experience in their careers
Nery has a record of 31 victories, 24 of them have come thanks to the power of his fists and remains undefeated in his professional career and is currently trained by Eddy reynoso, who also has in its ranks men like ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Ryan Garcia and Frank Sanchez.
In his career he has faced great boxers of the stature of Shinsuke Yamanaka, Arthur Villanueva, McJoe Arroyo, Juan Carlos Payano and Aaron Alameda, the latter whom he defeated by unanimous decision in their last duel on October 26.
Figueroa he has a record of 21 victories, 16 of them being by chloroform, 1 draw and no losses to his credit. The same way that Nery, He has also faced great boxers throughout his professional career; Oscar Escandon, Móises Flores, Yonfrez Parejo, Julio ‘Pollito’ Ceja.
In his last fight he won by technical knockout in 10 rounds to Damien Vazquez and in this way he managed to establish himself as world champion of super bantamweight of the World Boxing Association.