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Figueroa faces Burns on May 9 PBC

Photo: Carlos Delgado

Photo: Carlos Delgado

Former lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa will take on former two-division titlist Ricky Burns on the May 9 edition of Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

The card, which also features the bantamweight title clash between Tomoki Kameda and Jamie McDonnell, will air live at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, with tickets now on sale via Ticketmaster at $150, $100, $75, $50, and $25.

“I am so excited to be bringing this huge event to my hometown,” said Figueroa (24-0-1, 18 KOs). “It is my dream to fight on such a big stage and bring this kind of attention to Hidalgo. My fans have supported me from day one, and I plan on showing them how grateful I am with a stellar performance on May 9.”

This fight marks Figueroa’s first fight at junior welterweight after vanquishing Daniel Estrada last August in his final lightweight bout.

Meanwhile, Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) is coming off a decision win over Alexandre Lepelley, after losing two straight.

“I can’t wait for this fight. Ever since it was confirmed I’ve been absolutely buzzing in the gym,” said Burns. “I’ve had some great nights in Scotland winning and defending my world titles at two different weights but I have always wanted to box in America. Our styles gel perfectly for one hell of a fight, neither of us take a step back – bring on May 9!”

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