This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps two dramatic fight cards, including Omar Figueroa Jr.’s crushing stoppage of Robert Guerrero in a 147-pound firefight, and checks in with three-division world champion Mikey Garcia before his 140-pound showdown with Adrien “The Problem” Broner on July 29.
Omar Figueroa Jr. had to feel the nerves coursing through him again. It was a welcome greeting, that tingly pinch in his legs and arms. It was his body’s way of telling “El Panterita” he was ready to go—that the 19-month layoff was over and his passion for boxing was fully reignited.
If ever there have been two former world champions arriving at the same point from distinctly different directions, they are Omar Figueroa Jr. and Robert Guerrero.
Omar Figueroa Jr. stood there, oversized gloves dangling by his sides, before around 300 strange faces in a converted wrestling arena in his parents’ hometown of Rio Bravo, Mexico. He had every right to be filled with nerves. He was 7 years old, and about to embark on what’s become a life’s journey.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy sets the table for Saturday’s feast of fights on FOX and FS1, including a chat with former world titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. before his 147-pound showdown with former two-division champion Robert Guerrero.