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 Last update:  3/19/2014       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
WBC: Omar Figueroa Must Face Daniel Estrada Next
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By Salvador Rodriguez

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has ordered that Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17KOs) must defend his WBC lightweight title against mandatory challenger Daniel Estrada (32-2-1, 24KOs).

Figueroa was going to return on March 8th as part of the Saul Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo undercard, where he was going to face Ricardo Alvarez, but Figueroa injured his hand during camp and was forced to withdraw.

"Figueroa was allowed an optional defense and he was given permission to face Ricardo Alvarez.. But he suffered an injury and lost that opportunity, so now he should go against Daniel Estrada, who is the primary challenger and has been waiting for this opportunity," Sulaiman said.

Tags: Daniel Estrada , Omar Figueroa



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comment by Boxingscener, on 03-19-2014
[QUOTE=JFalu]I agree, would make a for a good fight. i got my money on Omar though[/QUOTE] of course Estrada is very limited and suits omars style.

comment by Boxingscener, on 03-19-2014
[QUOTE=boxing maniac]Another GBP move to protect another over hyped haymand fighter. WBC Now doing mandatories, what a joke. Linares beat the shet out of arakawa alot easier than estrada n figueroa so why didnt linares get the mandatoy ?[/QUOTE] I'm sure GBP would rather match omar with the li...

comment by boxing maniac, on 03-19-2014
Another GBP move to protect another over hyped haymand fighter. WBC Now doing mandatories, what a joke. Linares beat the shet out of arakawa alot easier than estrada n figueroa so why didnt linares get the mandatoy ?

comment by JFalu, on 03-19-2014
[QUOTE=Boxingscener]i wasn't really impressed with Estrada in his fight with Arakawa. I think Omar should beat him. I think Linares would be a tougher fight for Omar for his come back fight[/QUOTE] I agree, would make a for a good fight. i got my money on Omar though

comment by .:: JSFD26 ::., on 03-19-2014
[quote=Hougigo] WBC enforcing mandatory? LOL Wasn't Linares/Arakawa a title eliminator? [/quote] under new management baby Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android

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