Review: 2014-04-26, close fight but not so exciting: Omar Figueroa vs Jerry Belmontes gets two stars. The undefeated Omar Figueroa entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 22-0-1 (17 KOs=77% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.7 lightweight in the world, he fought and won three times in 2013 winning the interim Wbc Lw belt in his last bout, against Nihito Arakawa (5 stars-fight Figueroa vs Arakawa).
His opponent, Jerry Belmontes, has a record of 19-3-0 (5 knockouts) and he entered as the No.15 super featherweight, he lost three out of his last five bouts but in 2014 he managed to defeat former IBO super-Fw champion Will Tomlinson. Figueroa vs Belmontes is valid for the WBC lightweight title (Figueroa’s first defense while it is the first world title shot for Belmontes); undercard of Keith Thurman vs Julio Diaz. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBC lightweight title
Figueroa’s previous fight: Omar Figueroa vs Nihito Arakawa
Belmontes’s next fight: Jerry Belmontes vs Abner Cotto
Figueroa’s next fight: Omar Figueroa vs Daniel Estrada
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