Feature | Mar 03 2015

EXCLUSIVE Omar Figueroa preparing for the best of Ricky Burns

"I always try for the stoppage and it depends how much Ricky Burns can take," Omar Figueroa tells James Slater

MEXCIAN-AMERICAN Omar Figueroa, the former WBC lightweight champion (title never lost in the ring, Figueroa, unbeaten at 24-0-1(18) was sidelined due to an infected cut suffered after his winning fight with Daniel Estrada August of last year; the cut coming from an accidental head clash, and the WBC vacated the title) will meet Scottish hero Ricky Burns in a non-title clash at 140-pounds on May 9. The fight, which will go ahead in Texas, will give Burns, 37-4-1(11) and winner of just one of his last four outings, a chance to rejuvenate his career.

But “Panterita,” as Figueroa is known, has other ideas:

Q: First of all, have much do you know about Ricky Burns and which fights of his have you seen?