- Defense was an afterthought in this all-action brawl as the fighting was mostly done on the inside—phone booth-style—with each fighter trading vicious body shots and Figueroa scoring on numerous uppercuts.
- There was abundant clinching throughout the fight in what became a wrestling match at times, with Burns ultimately being docked twice for holding.
- Figueroa remains undefeated with a unanimous decision in his first fight at 140 pounds.
Omar Figueroa Jr. remained unbeaten by winning a unanimous decision over Scotsman Ricky Burns.
Defense? What defense? There was nothing but action in this tooth-loosening brawl where your ribs became sore just watching these two go at it.
Both Omar Figueroa Jr. and Ricky Burns fought mostly on the inside, trading wince-inducing body blows while Figueroa landed hand-snapping uppercuts seemingly at will.
The fight became a wrestling match at times and Burns was penalized twice for holding, but that did little to dull the brutal pace.
Figueroa had Burns hurt in Round 11, but Burns recovered to fight valiantly in Round 12. Ultimately it wasn’t enough, as Figueroa hammered his way to a unanimous decision victory, remaining undefeated in his first fight at 140 pounds.
- Figueroa Jr. vs Burns