This Week in Boxing History: May 8-14
This week in boxing history, PBC highlights chapters from two thrilling rivalries, recalls a pair of first-round knockouts and looks back at an action-packed PBC on CBS card.
Presenting the 12 Rounds of Christmas: Round 11 (Omar Figueroa Jr. vs Ricky Burns)
It was a night when Omar Figueroa Jr. and Ricky Burns would combine to throw 1,685 punches—1,442 of which were power shots, with 517 of those landing. The early pace of the 12-round slugfest, it’s safe to say, was not sustainable the longer the fight went on.
The Moment: Omar Figueroa Jr. vs Ricky Burns
After being outjabbed and outhustled by Ricky Burns for nearly the first two rounds of Saturday’s fight in Hidalgo, Texas, Omar Figueroa Jr. seized The Moment when he exploded during a 10-second stretch of the second round. The flurry set the tone in Figueroa’s 12-round victory by unanimous decision.
Omar Figueroa Jr. exits fight with hands in good shape
After Omar Figueroa Jr. beat Ricky Burns on Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas, the celebration was on. Surrounded by about 25 friends and family members, Figueroa let off a sly smile from underneath a baseball cap while he tucked into the spread.
Omar Figueroa Jr. wins trench war with Ricky Burns
How do you stop a hard-charging, come-forward fighter? Ricky Burns thought the answer was to tie him up.
Figueroa, Burns get ready for South Texas showdown
The hometown crowd perched in the shade of a tent on the lot of a local car dealership. The chowder-thick humidity probably doesn't get to them anymore. If it did, they didn't show it.
Trainer Tuesday: Mike Carlin brings CrossFit concepts to Omar Figueroa Jr.’s camp
“I feel unbeatable, indestructible,” Omar Figueroa Jr. beams. “It’s a great feeling.”
Omar Figueroa Jr.'s younger brother, Brandon, making pro debut on shared card
It’s starting to get a lot like fighting in his living room.