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Linares-Arakawa on Canelo-Angulo, Figueroa is Out

By Miguel Rivera

According to Canelo Promotions, unbeaten WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa has withdrawn from this coming Saturday's fight with Ricardo Alvarez due to a hand injury. Figueroa was scheduled to face Alvarez on the Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo Showtime Pay-Per-View undercard from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Figueroa has been suffering from a left hand injury since last July's win over Nihito Arakawa. He once again injured the hand in camp a few days and felt there was no way he could move forward with the match.

With Figueroa out, former two-division champion Jorge Linares (35-3, 23 KOs) will get a chance to shine, ironically against Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs). The fight was going to take place as part of the non-PPV telecast, but now it moves up as part of the main card.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PACnPBFsuck on 03-04-2014

Wow this is crazy, I just realized this was happening. Good scrap tho, really wanted to see Omar vs Alvarez

Comment by Rpgboxen on 03-02-2014

If Lineres boxes instead of brawling he should win this fight by decision.

Comment by Light_Speed on 03-02-2014

Good fight, I like both guys but I think Linares will show his superiority.

Comment by any craic lad? on 03-02-2014

Sweet thought Linares-Nihito was gunna be apart of the broadcast anyway now it is for sure.

Comment by Boxingscener on 03-02-2014

Does anyone think this might be bcuz he couldn't make the 135 weight limit? Pull out of the fight instead of losing the belt at the scales

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