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Juan Diaz-Omar Figueroa Texas Showdown Looms

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a showdown between former lightweight champion Juan Diaz (36-4, 18KOs), and undefeated contender Omar Figueroa (21-0-1, 17KOs), is in the works. After a brief retirement Diaz returned to the ring last week with a knockout victory over Pipino Cuevas Jr. Figueroa destroyed the previously undefeated Abner Cotto with a 1st round knockout Saturday night in San Antonio.

According to our sources, the idea is for Diaz and Figueroa to headline a card in separate fights before pitting the former champion against the undefeated challenger in Diaz's hometown of Houston, TX. Figueroa hails from Weslaco, TX.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GOAT241 on 04-22-2013

[QUOTE=I_like_wendys;13280337]Just like when he was getting ready to fight Bam Bam, people have to realize Juan Diaz is the Vet here. And the one who won the world titles. He's not even ****in' 30 He got KO'ed by a Hall…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-22-2013

Lol... so this is why Diaz came back? Thought they would get him a few more paychecks first. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by I_like_wendys on 04-22-2013

Just like when he was getting ready to fight Bam Bam, people have to realize Juan Diaz is the Vet here. And the one who won the world titles. He's not even ****in' 30 He got KO'ed by a Hall…

Comment by UTEP on 04-21-2013

Diaz needs at least 2 more tune-up fights before taking on Panterita.

Comment by torosboxing75 on 04-21-2013

R.I.P Baby Bull!:smashfrea

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