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Schaefer Eyes Omar Figueroa vs. Juan Diaz in Texas

By Rick Reeno

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has big plans in store for undefeated lightweight contender Omar Figueroa (22-0, 17KOs). Last month, the 23-year-old boxer captured the WBC's interim title with a sensational twelve round unanimous decision over Nihito Arakawa. Figueroa will become the full champion when Adrien Broner, the WBA's champion at 147-pounds, officially walks away from the division.

"Omar is going to become the full champion, once Adrien makes his decision on which division he plans to fight in, but I don't think [Broner is] going to stay at this weight," Schaefer said.

Figueroa has big following in the state of Texas, where his last three fights took place. Schaefer is very interested in staging a big Texas showdown between Figueroa and former champion Juan Diaz (37-4, 19KOs), who also has a big following in Texas.

Last week, Diaz returned to the ring in Laredo in the main event slot of a Top Rank promoted card. Diaz is reportedly working with Top Rank on a fight by fight basis.

"He's working with Top Rank on a fight by fight. He worked with us on a fight by fight. All of that means is that he's a free agent," Schaefer said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bermuda on 09-02-2013

feeding juan diaz to the younger figueroa...hopefulyl diaz can put up some sort of decent effort......

Comment by boxing maniac on 09-02-2013

Honestly fig is way overrated. He hasn't fought anyone worth mentioning and I doubt he hits as hard as his record indicates . Diaz should not be in line for this fight and shouldn't get a shot at the interim…

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-26-2013

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;13686101]In a legit sport, yes it would be hard for diaz to land a title shot,,, but we are talking about boxing here, were cash and corruption rule,, just look at the garbage guys that get title shots,,,,…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 08-26-2013

[QUOTE=kiaba360;13686066]For it to work, the sanctioning bodies would have to allow their titlist to fight him. Gamboa is in line to fight Abril. Figueroa is in line to fight Broner/Burns. Crawford is in line to fight Vasquez/Burns. I think it's…

Comment by kiaba360 on 08-26-2013

[QUOTE=Sugar Adam Ali;13685951]Your shooting to low my man,,, why would diaz fight omar fig before landing a big name fight,,,,,,, that would be like when morales cameback, won his 3 tune-ups and then decided to fight danny garcia who was…

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