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Omar Figueroa Stops Michael Perez After Six Rounds

By Jake Donovan

Later this evening at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., unbeaten Luis Ramos takes on lightweight trialhorse Raymundo Beltran in the main event of Showtime's debut telecast of 2012.

In an absolute war, Omar Figueroa survived the toughest test of his career in emphatic fashion, brawling his way to a 6th round stoppage over Michael Angelo "The Artist" Perez in a co-feature battle of unbeaten lightweight prospects.

Perez boxed early, but Figueroa made it very clear that boxing alone wasn't going to get the job done. Both fighters threw fierce body shots throughout the bout, but it was Figueroa's sustained attack that proved to be the difference.

Momentum swayed back and forth, but Figueroa eventually broke down Perez. Referee Jose Cobian nearly stopped the bout towards the end of the sixth round, but gave Perez a chance to fight his way out of trouble.

Perez' corner wasn't as willing to let the action continue, not liking what they saw in their charge and wisely opted to pull the plug.

The official time was 3:00 of the 6th round.

Figueroa improves to 14-0-1 (11KO) with the win. Perez suffers his first loss as a pro as he falls to 15-1-1 (9KO).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by onechance87 on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;11638613]Figueroa is a good pressure fighter, I definitely wanna see him again.[/QUOTE] Yeah same here bro.Love his toughness.

Comment by EZ E on 01-07-2012

I expected this result. Perez, who I've gone to see a few times here on the island, was simply being fed a steady diet of 'soft' opposition and it finally caught up on him. Let's hope that he doesn't take…

Comment by bigcursedawg on 01-07-2012

Perez couldn't handle those body shots, but to his credit not to many fighters could handle getting ripped to the body like that.

Comment by Walt Liquor on 01-07-2012

[QUOTE=New England;11639006]terrific fight i'm dissapointed i didnt get a chance to see it live and had to dvr it. i'm glad i set the thing before the ESPN main event (lopez and davis.) that thing had me out like a…

Comment by New England on 01-07-2012

terrific fight i'm dissapointed i didnt get a chance to see it live and had to dvr it. i'm glad i set the thing before the ESPN main event (lopez and davis.) that thing had me out like a light

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