‘Popeye’ Lebron opponent named for January 25 clash

RINGSIDE 21/01/2019

The WBO Latino champion at 126 pounds, Luis “Popeye” Lebrón will have the main turn at the start of the successful series “A Puño Limpio” in 2019 when he faces Josean “El Tren” Figueora this Friday at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico in a presentation of PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with Spartan Boxing.

“We start our A Puño Limpio series of 2019 with the WBO Latino featherweight champ Popeye Lebrón taking a new step in his career, since he will go down to 122 pounds to continue his career in that weight,” said promoter Iván Rivera, President of PRBBP.

“We will also have Puerto Rican prospects in another seven bouts to continue giving action to the Puerto Rican fighters on this platform.”

San Juan native, Popeye Lebron (14-0-1, 7 kos), ranked #11 by the WBO at featherweight, fought five times in 2018 when he became the WBO Latino champion at 126 pounds making two successful defenses.

On Friday he will fight against the experienced El Tren Figueroa (12-5-2, 9 kos), from Aguada, in an eight rounds scheduled bout at 122 pounds.


Full details of this show, which will be broadcast live on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/PRBestBoxing), will be presented on Wednesday at the final press conference to be held at the Rubén Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto.