Over 30,000 fans packing the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, April 20 for the Super Welterweight World Championship Unification showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Austin Trout will have another reason to cheer, as the evening's co-main event will feature a clash of unbeaten lightweights when Weslaco, Texas' Omar Figueroa Jr. and Puerto Rico's Abner Cotto square off in an explosive 10-round fight.
A proud Texan who always shows his best for his home state fans, Weslaco's Omar "Panterita" Figueroa Jr. (20-0-1, 16 KO's) is a top lightweight prospect on the verge of moving into the top ten at 135 pounds.
The owner of wins over top prospects Michael Perez, Ramon Ayala and Dominic Salcido during a 2012 campaign that saw him go 6-0, the 23-year-old kept the momentum going into this year, when he knocked out Henry Aurad in just 47 seconds in March in San Antonio. On April 20, he's back and looking to match or surpass that performance against Cotto.
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