After 19 months out of the ring, Omar Figueroa returned with a dominant performance against Robert Guerrero at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Coming off the first stoppage loss of his esteemed 16-year professional career, former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero is retiring from the ring.
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.
No two father-son relationships are the same. That holds especially true in boxing, where the relationship often includes a trainer-fighter bond, as well.
This week in boxing history, PBC celebrates our first fight card, honors the youngest world champion in history, looks back at a heavyweight legend’s debut, recalls an Upset of the Year and commemorates the “Fight of the Century.”
Some rounds feature fireworks from the opening bell. Others take a little while to percolate, such as Round 6 of the world title fight between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero.