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 Last update:  4/26/2014       Read more by Rick Reeno         
Omar Figueroa Returns To Decision Game Belmontes
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By Rick Reeno

StubHub Center, Carson, California - In a battle of amateur rivals, WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa (23-0- 17KOs) returned after a year off and won a twelve round split decision over Jerry Belmontes (19-4, 5KOs). The scores were 115-113 for Belmontes, 116-112 for Figueroa and 118-110 for Figueroa.

The first two rounds were big for Belmontes, who was outworking and outlanding Figueroa. In the third, Figueroa started battling back with hard punches from both hands with Belmontes hanging in there and throwing back.

Figueroa's nose started bleeding in the fourth. Figueroa started picking up the activity in the fifth, making things very close as Belmontes continued to do his best to stay in the race. By the ninth, Belmontes was simply trying to move and stay away, while Figueroa was pressing forward and that trend pretty much continued until the end of the fight.

Tags: Omar Figueroa , Jerry Belmontes , Figueroa-Belmontes , Figueroa vs. Belmontes


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comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 04-27-2014
I always thought Figueroa was Overhyped and never thought he was very good. And last night proved it. Posted from App for Android

comment by ADP02, on 04-27-2014
Belmontes was effective but wasn't doing enough while Figueroa had the work rate but his punches had very little on them. 2 Judges went with volume in this one.

comment by Ringlife, on 04-27-2014
Once Omar fights somebody with some power. He will get stopped like Giovani Segura did all offense and no defense.

comment by Croyd, on 04-27-2014
[QUOTE=-Kev-]BTW despite ending up liking Belmontes style more than Figueroa's, I felt that Figueroa won. But I am more interested in seeing Belmontes career than Figueroa's. I thought Belmontes was moving a lot but not throwing anything for way too long. He will learn from this and become better...

comment by Russian Crushin, on 04-27-2014
Belmontes clearly landed the harder more effective shots, he won the fight Omar has been given a belt, a undeserved TV slot against a prospect and a robbery win.

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