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Omar Figueroa Looks To Return To 140-Pounds By Year's End

Unbeaten Omar Figueroa (27-0-1, 19 KOs) returned to the ring in emphatic fashion with a third-round stoppage of former champion Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday night from the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The show was the first major boxing event to take place at the Coliseum in 31 years.
 
The former world champion Figueroa returned to the ring after a 19-month layoff and hardly missed a beat, as he sent Guerrero to the canvas five times over the three rounds and became the first fighter to ever stop Guerrero.
 
"We knew that it was going to be tough to accomplish but I had obviously trained to get the knockout," said Figueroa." With my hands finally being healthy, we knew that it was actually possible.

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After winning the first round on all three judges' scorecards, Guerrero continued to fight Figueroa from the inside and attempted to punish him with power shots. However, it was Figueroa who landed the first decisive blow of the fight, a scorching left uppercut that sent Guerrero immediately to the floor.
 
"I haven't fought this way in a long time because I didn't have the power in my hands," said Figueroa. "I'll always find a way to come out on top though."
 
Figueroa continued to attack, putting Guerrero down for a second time with a body shot and once more with a glancing shot right before the end of the round. Guerrero looked to blitz Figueroa to start the third round and immediately had Figueroa cornered.
 
"After the first knockdown I knew that the instinct would kick-in for him and he'd go all out," said Figueroa. "I thought it was going to be over after the first knockdown of the second round but the ref let it keep going.
 
"I've been working since January so I'm going to take some time off," continued Figueroa. "Then I'm going to get back into camp to get back to 140-pounds. I want to be back in the ring by the end of the year."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-16-2017

Smart move! I don't think Omar could've done to Porter, Spence, or Thurman, what he just did to Guererro! Danny Garcia would be a good opponent at 147, but Mikey or Broner @ 140 would be better! Even if Mikey…

Comment by original zero on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;17863595]U will be served on a silver platter to Errol Spence.[/QUOTE] oh no no no. haymon knows all four 140 pound titles are about to become vacant if crawford wins. so he's putting the pieces in place to pick up…

Comment by Shadoww702 on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=Mammoth;17863581]Crawford is too smart for wars[/QUOTE] Yup. Set traps all day on him.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=sammybee;17863607]Figueroa vs Mikey Garcia after spanking Broner.[/QUOTE] He would be a fool.

Comment by Shadoww702 on 07-16-2017

[QUOTE=Boxfan83;17863595]U will be served on a silver platter to Errol Spence.[/QUOTE] Spence is also much bigger. He could EASILY make 154. Hell he spent his entire CAREER at WW. Even amateur where the weight limit is 152. So everyone else…

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