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...

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...

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 picks up KO win in San Antonio

Weslaco boxer Brandon Figueroa nearly set a record for punch volume before remaining undefeated with a seventh-round technical knockout of Giovanni Delgado on Saturday.The...

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,...

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...

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...

Brandon Figueroa stays undefeated with vicious knockout

MERCEDES — Weslaco native Brandon Figueroa put on a clinic before knocking out Victor Proa with a clean right hook to the body in...