Omar Figueroa Jr. takes out Robert Guerrero in three after scoring five knockdowns

Omar Figueroa Jr. takes out Robert Guerrero in three after scoring five knockdowns

Published: July 15, 2017


UNIONDALE, NY – In a night full of knockouts at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, Omar Figueroa Jr. (27-0-1, 19 KOs) made a triumphant return to the ring after a 19-month layoff stopping Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs) in the third round. Guerrero started off fast with a great first round where he was able to outland the younger Figueroa and seemed to have an advantage in his length on the outside. 

In the second round, the fight turned into a phone booth affair with both men battling on the inside. During the closing of the second round, Figueroa landed a left uppercut that dropped Guerrero to the canvas. Guerrero was once again dropped by a series of left hooks at the end of the second round. Not one to be taken for granted, Guerrero burst out of the corner to start the third round and went directly at Figueroa. Unfortunately, it seems his body may not be in line with his mind as he was unable to handle the punishment being dished out by Figueroa. The Texas native dropped Guerrero three more times. The referee stopped the fight after a body shot forced Guerrero to his knees. 

With the victory, Figueroa will move forward and look to move back down to the 140-pound division. Opponents are awaiting Figueroa at 140-pounds specifically the winner of the upcoming bout between Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia. 

“I’ve been working since January, so I’m going to take some time off. Then I’m going to get back into camp to get back to 140-pounds. I want to be back in the ring by the end of the year. ”
— Omar Figueroa Jr.

As for Guerrero, this may be the end of the road. The Gilroy, California native has now lost three fights in a row, and it looks like his punch resistance may be gone. It is possible that Figueroa is a bigger puncher than many anticipate, but Guerrero survived punchers in the past like Keith Thurman without being stopped. 

Marcus Browne stopped Seanie Monaghan in the second round. Photo: Marilyn Paulino/RBR Boxing

Marcus Browne stopped Seanie Monaghan in the second round. Photo: Marilyn Paulino/RBR Boxing

On the undercard, in a battle of undefeated fighters Staten Island’s Marcus Browne (20-0, 15 KOs) made a statement in the light heavyweight division by stopping Sean Monaghan (28-1, 17 KOs) in the second round. Browne is now looking for a title shot against WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (29-1, 24 KOs). Also on the card, Adam Kownacki (16-0, 13 KOs) stopped Artur Szpilka (20-3, 15 KOs) in four rounds in a heavyweight bout. 


(Feature Photo: Marilyn Paulino/RBR Boxing)

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