STARKS DEFEATED BY FIGUEROA IN ACTION PACKED BOUT

Javontae Starks (13-1, 7 KO’s) lost an action filled 8 round unanimous decision to Samuel Figueroa (10-0, 4 KO’s) earlier tonight in Florida. The fight was Nationally televised on BounceTV.  Starks and Figueroa traded rounds early, with Figueroa coming on strong in the middle rounds as Starks slowed. Starks rallied in the final rounds but it wasn’t enough to grab the judges decision. All in all, it was a good showing for both fighters. Starks landed some big shots and had some good moments in which he rocked Figueroa, nearly dropping him twice in the bout. Figueroa did well also, negating Starks’ longer reach by getting inside to score hard combinations of his own. Final scores read 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

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