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Joel Diaz feels that Omar Figueroa can hurt Mickey Bey but admits a move up in weight is coming

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HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson continues to speak with Indio-based trainer Joel Diaz about the possibility of his fighter, lightweight champion Omar Figueroa, facing Mickey Bey in the future

Photos from San Antonio: Omar Figueroa overcomes Nihito Arakawa in blazing Fight of the Year candidate

Omar Figueroa and Nihito Arakawa went to war in San Antonio

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By Chris Robinson / Photos courtesy of Naoki Fukuda

In an absolutely grueling affair, undefeated lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa continued to impress, winning a slugfest with Nihito Arakawa over twelve scintillating rounds.

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The buzz has been high on Figueroa and he didn’t disappoint despite finding himself in perhaps a tougher-than-expected situation against his Japanese foe. For twelve thrilling rounds, the two men traded heavy shots in the type of clash that typifies why we all love this sport so much.

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Saul Alvarez vs. Austin Trout post-fight presser: Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa eyes the future

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas as lightweight prospect Omar ‘Panterita’ Figueroa (21-0-1, 17 KO’s) addressed the media following his 1st round knockout over Abner Cotto. Figueroa fought on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard in a Showtime-televised attraction

Oscar De La Hoya disses Rigondeaux vs. Donaire and wants Omar Figueroa vs. Juan Diaz in 2013

Reporter Sergio Venegas was on hand inside of the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, as Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya addressed the media following Saul Alvarez’s victory over Austin Trout on April 20, 2013. Hear what De La Hoya had to say about lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa’s performance on the undercard, as he stopped Abner Cotto in one round, as well as comparing the fight to last weekend’s Guillermo Rigodneaux victory over Nonito Donaire

Omar Figueroa vs. Richard Abril in the future? Omar Sr. wants the fight

Reporter Sergio Venegas catches up with Omar Figueroa Sr., as he speaks on his son, lightweight prospect Omar Figueroa (20-0, 16 KO’s), ahead of his April 20th bout with Abner Cotto on the Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout undercard in San Antonio, Texas.

Sparring mate Omar Figueroa reveals that Tim Bradley has completely changed his tactics from the Pacquiao training camp

Tim Bradley training in Indio, Calif. for his March 16th duel with Ruslan Provodnikov (Photo – Chris Farina / Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

In late April of last year, I was able to spend a few days with one of the sport’s top prizefighters, Tim Bradley, as he prepared for his huge showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

Bradley’s camp in Indio, California offered up an intimate look at a man full of confidence and focus as he meticulously prepared the daunting challenge that awaited him.

Having always been a fighter who loves to impose his mental and physical will in the trenches, I was quick to notice just how much of an emphasis Tim was putting on his footwork, speed, and angles for that particular camp.

With the Pacquiao fight now behind him, as Bradley (29-1, 12 KO’s) would end up pulling out a controversial split-decision on June 9th inside of the MGM Grand, the man nicknamed ‘Desert Storm’ is now eyeing a match with Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (22-1, 15 KO’s).