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Figueroa Heading To 140, Leaves Linares Door Open

By Rick Reeno

StubHub Center, Carson, California - Last night, Omar "Panterita" Figueroa Jr. (23-0-1, 18 KOs) successfully retained his WBC lightweight title an exciting ninth-round knockout over determined mandatory challenger Daniel "Tremendo" Estrada (32-3-1, 24 KOs).

Following the fight, Figueroa made it clear that making 135-pounds was getting too tough for his body and he was very focused on moving up to the junior welterweight limit of 140-pounds.

"No, not at all [I'm not staying at 135]. I'm moving up," Figueroa said. "It's just the weight. I feel that I'm going to be a million times stronger at 140. I'm way more comfortable there and I'll have much better camps."

"I didn't feel as strong and explosive as I usually do [in this fight]. It's just [making] 135, it takes too much out of me."

Also on the same card, Jorge "Niño De Oro" Linares (37-3, 24 KOs) scored a a second-round knockout over Ira Terry (26-12, 16 KOs).

Linares is the next challenger in line for Figueroa's title. With Figueroa mentally set for a move in weight, is a fight with Linares still possible? Apparently so, according to Figueroa.

"If the money is right, maybe I'll go down and do it, but making 135 is tough," Figueroa.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BOXEO _ on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14864888]I understand that you are advertising for the Winning gloves? It's the second post you have about Figueroa wearing them. Do you label them as "orthopedic"?[/QUOTE] Winning is a very high quality brand of glove. They're arguably the best gloves…

Comment by BaDaBiNgVIP on 08-18-2014

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;14864829]I really like omar. I don't know if his style and hand problems are going to be effective at 140. That's said-him and provo,matthysse, broner or danny would be fights I'd love to see. Algieiri would be a…

Comment by nycsmooth on 08-17-2014

The LW ' s are not a strobg division.Above & below it is. I beleve the 3 losses Liares has are ko losses...Fighting Terry, a shop worn Tennessian showed nothing...Overall it was a very poor undercard...

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-17-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;14865698]figueroa has had 4 hbo/show fights and hasn't fought a soul. al haymon.[/QUOTE] He's young, doe... Who did Crawford fight until 2013? (I don't support Haymon here...)

Comment by daggum on 08-17-2014

figueroa has had 4 hbo/show fights and hasn't fought a soul. al haymon. i bet figuereo-salka is next.

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