Omar Figueroa Jr. Is Back On The Championship Path

Former WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa, Jr. is back this weekend after a 19-month layoff. One half of the “Fighting Figueroa’s,” the eldest brother was plagued with injuries and  needed a break from the sport that he has dominated. Different than many other fighters, Figueroa, Jr. was also a full-ride scholarship student at Texas A&M University who left to pursue boxing full-time.

He now steps up in weight to the hallowed welterweight division to face former world champion Robert Guerrero. With Guerrero trying to prove that he still has what it takes after two consecutive recent losses, Figueroa is trying to stay unbeaten and see if he will either go back down in weight to get back the title he never lost or stay in boxing’s money division a little longer. He spoke with us about his upcoming bout against Guerrero on the TSL Power Hour.

TSL Power Hour – Omar Figueroa Jr by The Shadow League

Rhett chops it up with Super Welterweight boxer and unbeaten former world champion, Omar Figueroa, Jr about his up-coming fight against Robert Guerrero on July 15th in Long Island, NY.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. RhettĀ hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.