Cris Cyborg Will Box Widnelly Figueroa On April 27

Cris Cyborg has announced her next boxing fight, as she will face Widnelly Figueroa on April 27. 

The fight will occur at The Watering Hole in Green Bay, Wis. Cyborg has an undefeated 3-0 record. Victories over Simone da Silva, Gabrielle Holloway, and Kelsey Wickstrum have marked a smooth transition from MMA into boxing. Figueroa has only had two boxing bouts, losing both of them. Her last performance was back in 2017, when Mikaela Mayer knocked her out. The bout will be contested at 154 pounds with ten-ounce gloves. Victory will take Cyborg closer to a title shot against Cecilia Braekhus

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“Figueroa is a tough opponent who has been in the ring with Boxing Olympians with a lot more experience than me. I have been training hard and am hoping to continue showing the improvements I am making in my Boxing skills. 

“I want to prove to the people in Boxing that my KO power in MMA can translate into KO power with the bigger gloves. I’m working on my boxing techniques so that I am going to be able to deliver the type of fight-ending finishes fans want to see. I’m looking to bring excitement to Women’s Boxing like I’ve done in WMMA,” Cyborg said

Cyborg’s last MMA fight was a stoppage win against Cat Zingano at Bellator 300, the fifth successful defense of her featherweight title. Since the PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, her MMA career has stalled. A fight with Kayla Harrison broke down, as she left the PFL to sign with the UFC to take on Holly Holm at UFC 300. PFL Chairman Donn Davis expects Cyborg to face Larissa Pacheco in the summer. However, until an official announcement is made, Cyborg will likely continue boxing. 

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