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Figueroa, McDonnell victorious in Hidalgo, Texas

Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KOs) remained undefeated as he put on an exciting show in front of a raucous hometown crowd and earned a unanimous decision over Ricky Burns (37-5-1, 11 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS live from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.

Figueroa was the sharper fighter who landed harder punches and was able to dictate the pace of the fight. Burns was deducted a point in both the eighth and 11th rounds by the referee for excessive holding. “Panterita” won by scores of 116-110 twice and 117-109.

Ricky Burns aiming to defeat Omar Figueroa and get back on the world title trail

Ricky Burns says that beating Omar Figueroa in Texas on Saturday night live on Sky Sports will put him back on the World title trail.

Former two-weight World champion Burns meets the former WBC Lightweight king at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, a mouth-watering clash with mass appeal as the Scotsman tangles with the unbeaten Mexican-American live on CBS in the US as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.

Ricky Burns heading to Texas for Omar Figueroa fight

Exciting and undefeated former lightweight world champion Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (24-0-1, 18 KOs) will take on former two-division world champion Ricky Burns (37-4-1, 11 KOs) in the main event when Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) returns to CBS on Saturday, May 9 (4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. PT), at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas and live on Sky Sports in the UK.

In the co-main event, a pair of bantamweight world champions square off when Tomoki Kameda (31-0, 19 KOs) battles Jamie McDonnell (25-2-1, 12 KOs).

Burns faces Figueroa in Texas

Ricky Burns will face Omar Figueroa in San Antonio, Texas on May 9, live on Sky Sports.

Burns makes his American debut in the clash of the two former World champions as the Coatbridge star looks to claim a huge win that would move back into title contention and in sight of becoming a three-time World ruler.

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