Omar Figueroa Jr.’s swollen face showed the wear after his 12-round slugfest with Antonio DeMarco in San Antonio on Saturday night. Although he won a unanimous decision to remain unbeaten, he took more punishment that he anticipated.
Antonio DeMarco announced his retirement in the ring after losing to Rances Barthelemy in June. In returning to take on Omar Figueroa Jr., he proved he had plenty of fight left in him.
Bring it on: Antonio DeMarco’s aggressive game plan has Omar Figueroa Jr. as happy as a kid on Christmas
Antonio DeMarco has vowed to stand and fight toe to toe with Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday. If that’s the case, Figueroa says he’ll be getting exactly what he wants, and just in time for the holidays.
It was April 2014, and Omar Figueroa Jr. had just completed his first defense of the 135-pound championship he had earned with the help of trainer Joel Diaz.
Omar Figueroa Jr. had envisioned a long championship run after winning his 135-pound title with a unanimous decision over Nihito Arakawa in June 2013.
Omar Figueroa Jr. has what he believes is a foolproof plan for solving the world’s problems, and he says it comes down to two words: “being nice.”
The ring is engulfed by book bags, brightly colored folders and boxes of Kleenex—mounds of school supplies in the place where fighters normally get schooled.