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 Last update:  9/23/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Omar Figueroa likely out till next year with hand injury
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By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to interim WBC lightweight champion Omar "Panterita" Figueroa. Figueroa won the title on July 27th in a "Fight of the Year" candidate against Nihito Arakawa. The original plan was for Figueroa to return to the ring in either November or December but Figueroa injured both of his hands in the fight and said that he doesn't think they will be healed in time to take another fight this year.

"Unfortunately I don't think I will be back this year. I am excited for my next fight. You know I want to put my new confidence (from going 12 rounds for the first time) to work but I have to rest to my hands. Just doing certain maneuvers with my hands and they still hurt," Figueroa told BoxingScene.com.

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comment by nycsmooth, on 09-25-2013
there's some good 1's @ '35 4 Omar when he's well...he's all action/no defense...fortunate 4 him the Japanese had no punch...no opponents named but I'l throw in John Molina...

comment by TOBYLEE1, on 09-24-2013
Good little fighter. I was looking foward in seeing him again on his next bout. I hope that problem won't be a lingering one

comment by MDPopescu, on 09-24-2013
[QUOTE=richardt]That's unfortunate that one of the most exciting fighters in the world has to be out of Boxing for a while longer.[/QUOTE] I agree with you: it's a real pleasure to see Figueroa kid working. Unfortunately he injured his hands before -- Omar needs proper medical assistance, att...

comment by dnut17, on 09-23-2013
Kids a knockout waiting to happen. I hope he trains on footwork and head movement with all that time off.

comment by tdub2222, on 09-23-2013
[QUOTE=ElMeroChingon]Get off your high horse. Every fighter does not have the same skills, athletic, ability, trainer or opportunities. Fighters like him have to make a living with what they have, just like everyone else, people like to act like they're better than these guys bu they are n...

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