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Omar Figueroa Jr.


A proud native of Weslaco, Texas, Omar Figueroa Jr. is the first Golden Boy Promotions fighter from the Rio Grande Valley, and the 19-year old power puncher is pleased to lead the way for his fellow Texans.
 
Unbeaten in nine fights, with eight of his wins coming by knockout in three rounds or less, Figueroa has torn through all his opposition since turning pro with a 25 second stoppage of Edwin Espinoza in June of 2008.
 
Seven more KO victories have followed for the 5 foot 8 lightweight prospect, who began boxing at the age of seven under the tutelage of his father, Omar Sr, a former fighter himself.
 
Now it’s time for Figueroa - who halted Anthony Woods in two rounds on the Juan Diaz vs Paul Malignaggi undercard at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago last December - to take his game to the next level, and he proved he is ready to do just that on March 27, 2010 when he returned to the ring at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and defeated Edgar Portillo by unanimous decision.