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.
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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