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Michael Perez (15-1-1, 9 KOs) vs Omar Figueroa (14-0-1, 11 KOs) | by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
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Michael Perez (15-1-1, 9 KOs) vs Omar Figueroa (14-0-1, 11 KOs)

WBO Inter-Continental Youth Lightweight Title

Omar Figueroa TKO6 Michael Perez

In the co-main event of the evening Omar "Panterita" Figueroa stepped up in class to challenge Puerto Rican Michael "The Artist" Perez in a 10-round lightweight title fight. Perez tried to box Figueroa in round one but Figueroa kept coming forward and in round two it was heavy trading in the center of the ring. The two fighters fought in a phone booth in round three. It was Perez for the first half of round four then Figueroa took over in the second half backing Perez up against the ropes and landing head shots. Perez was in trouble. His hands were down and he wasn't punching back at the end of the round. In round five Perez was holding on a lot. He was standing straight up and his legs looked weak. During round six the referee checked to see if Perez wanted to fight on. He indicated that he did but once again he ended up against the ropes not throwing back at the end of the round. During the break after round six Perez's corner stopped the fight with Perez retired on his stool. Post fight Perez said that from the 2nd round on he had no legs, had no power. Ironically one would have thought that it would have been Figueroa to have suffered that fate since he had to deplete himself to make weight on Thursday. Omar Figueroa wins by 6th round technical knockout.

Fight account via Ringside Insiders j.mp/xsXiwY

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Taken on January 6, 2012