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Omar Figueroa-Daniel Estrada To Land on August 16?

By Miguel Rivera

According to the World Boxing Council, citing trainer Joel Diaz, WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa is potentially going to return on August 16th against mandatory challenger Daniel Estrada (32-2-1, 24KOs).

The would be the second fight of the year for Figueroa (23-0-1, 17 KOs), who won a twelve round split decision over amateur rival Jerry Belmontes a few months ago.

If the date remains solid, Figueroa-Estrada could be part of Golden Boy Promotions' upcoming card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Shawn Porter will defend his IBF welterweight title against mandatory Kell Brook and WBC champion Sakio Bika will defend his title against Anthony Dirrell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pigeons on 07-05-2014

Leo Santa Cruz on this card would make it a nice quadrupleheader

Comment by boxing maniac on 07-05-2014

When is this dude gonna step up ? He was given a belt by de la Hoya & haymon by fighting nobody's and St hasn't fought anyone ....fought a mediocre Arakawa and belmontes made him look very amateurish ! Figueroa…

Comment by nycsmooth on 07-05-2014

I'll go out on the limb & take Estrada, a big LW w/ far more power than Omar...only thing I remember of the few times I saw him is a bad right eye that swells ezy...this is a main go…

Comment by Aztekkas on 07-05-2014

I like Omar, a gutsy warrior and I know his hands don't hold up too well but I want to see him in there with other big fish at 135. There's a thread stating Rocky Martinez is moving up, Martinez…

Comment by LouIE G on 07-05-2014

Great card to be at live!! Might have to get tickets to this one!

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