Brandon Figueroa returns to the Valley for next bout

WESLACO — Brandon Figueroa is elated to be back in the familiar surroundings of his hometown of Weslaco.This year, Figueroa (13-0, 8 KOs) has...

Weslaco’s Figueroa wins WBA Super Bantamweight title

It was only a matter of time before Weslaco native Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa’s seemingly endless barrage of punches took effect. After eight rounds of...

Undefeated DeLeon to fight in Border Wars main event

McALLEN — Dimas DeLeon said he was a little shocked when he scored his first knockout in the ring. “I landed a left hand and...

Brandon Figueroa to make first title defense at Bert Ogden Arena

EDINBURG — Weslaco’s Brandon Lee Figueroa, widely known as “The Heartbreaker,” captured the interim World Boxing Association World Super Bantamweight title in April with...

Flores forging a career despite hardships

MARK MAY | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR PHARR — Like many professional boxers, Juan Alberto “Beto” Flores has not had an easy life. By the time...

Local boxers ready for Border Wars

McALLEN — Boxers from across the Rio Grande Valley stepped onto the scale Thursday and are now officially ready for Border Wars, presented by...

Border Wars brings the pain

PHARR — Border Wars brought the pain to Pharr Events Center Friday night as some of the Rio Grande Valley’s best up-and-coming boxers stepped...

Nice outside the ring, Figueroa furious inside

WESLACO — Brandon Figueroa spent the Saturday before his interim World Boxing Association Super Bantamweight title defense holding Team Figueroa’s Back to School Drive,...

Weslaco’s Brandon Figueroa victorious in title defense

Weslaco's Brandon Lee Figueroa delivered on his promise to put on a show for Rio Grande Valley fight fans. He also called his shot, a fourth-round finish, which he followed through on after a flurry of right hands to Javier Chacon’s head and body that sent Chacon to the canvas and Figueroa retained his WBA interim super bantamweight world championship Saturday night at Bert Ogden Arena.