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Figueroa-Ugas Added To Pacquiao-Thurman Undercard July 20

By Ryan Burton

Another interesting welterweight fight has been added to the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman card.

Multiple sources have informed BoxingScene.com that Omar Figueroa Jr. will face Yordenis Ugas on July 20 in Las Vegas. In the main event, Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs), the WBA “world” champion, will square off against Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs, 1 NC), the WBA’s “super” welterweight champion.

The Pacquiao-Thurman and Figueroa-Ugas bouts will be part of a FOX Pay-Per-View broadcast.

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As BoxingScene.com’s Jake Donovan first reported a week ago, IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant (18-0, 10 KOs) also will defend his title on the undercard against unbeaten Mike Lee (21-0, 11 KOs). 

Figueroa (28-0-1, 19 KOs) was last in action February 16, when he defeated John Molina via unanimous decision in 10-rounder at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. That was Figueroa’s first fight since July 15, 2017, when he stopped Robert Guerrero in the third round in Uniondale, New York.

The Cuban-born Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) last fought March 9 in Carson, California.

Miami’s Ugas lost a controversial, 12-round split decision that night to WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) at Dignity Health Sports Park. Prior to that bout, Ugas had won eight fights in a row.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by John Locke on 05-19-2019

Shaping up to be a hellova card. I think Ugas clearly outpoints Figueroa, good money to be made there if the odds are good

Comment by Randall Cunning on 05-19-2019

LOL, this is apparently a WBC final eliminator. Ugas #5, Figueroa aint even ranked. WBC/PBC corruption back at it

Comment by RJJ-94-02=GOAT on 05-19-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;19752337]Pretty much, but I love he is in a put up or shut up type of fight. Ugas is a real fighter who gives pretty much anyone trouble. A lot of folks thought he beat Porter last time out. Omar…

Comment by Truth Serum on 05-19-2019

[QUOTE=Sledgeweather17;19752831]Sorry mate but PAC doesn't need Mexican fighters to sell. He did 400k against Broner in a meaningless fight, and now he's fighting Keith one time Thurman. He'll do 700k easy.[/QUOTE] Chavez Jr is a big name! There's your hispanic…

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 05-18-2019

B-b-b-but PBC don't be makin' no good fights, doe. Cho ass up! Can't wait for this one!

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