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Omar Figueroa Retracts Decision, Will Remain at 135

By Miguel Rivera

Following a detailed discussion with his team and his promoter, Golden Boy, WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa (24-0-1, 18KOs) had advised the World Boxing Council that he'll continue in the lightweight division, for now.
 
On Tuesday, Figueroa told the WBC that he planned to vacate his title and move up to 140-pounds, where the unbeaten boxer was hoping to land a shot at the WBC's beltholder at junior welterweight, Danny Garcia.

Because Figueroa had stated in a recent interview, with BoxingScene.com, that he was physically struggling to make 135-pounds, the sanctioning body wants him to undergo a medical analysis to ensure the boxer is not placing his health at risk by continuing to fight at 135.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 08-23-2014

Figueroa/Linares will get made GB must of made him change his mind which is good that's a exciting fight could play out similar to DeMarco fight. Skilled boxer/puncher w/chin issues vs lesser talented pressure banger.

Comment by BaDaBiNgVIP on 08-21-2014

i can see it now, garcia takes another fight at 140 and takes on 135 wbc champ panterita that moves up. well wait atleast he is champ. panterita needs to stay at 135. he needs to put in work in…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-21-2014

I'm a big Omar fan. I think this is the right move right now. His style and brittle hands will make for exciting fights at 140 but not a prolonged career. He'll be there next year for sure so finish…

Comment by VG_Addict on 08-21-2014

How about Crawford-Figueroa? Figueroa would have been knocked out by Provodnikov, Garcia, and Matthysse.

Comment by Bushbaby on 08-21-2014

I like Figueroa, but he wanted to go to 140 and fight Danny?? As in Garcia?? Dude the garsh would have turned his lights out. Anyway, if he's struggling to make 135, why would he stay there?? He should move…

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