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Omar Figueroa plans July 27 fight

Updated: May 14, 2013, 12:55 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Lightweight Omar Figueroa, coming off the most significant win of his career in front of a throng of adoring fans in San Antonio, will return to the city to face Japan's Nihito Arakawa for a vacant interim title on July 27, Golden Boy promoter Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Monday night.

On April 20, Figueroa (21-0-1, 17 KOs), 23, an all-action brawler from Weslaco, Texas, scored two knockdowns in a first-round destruction of fellow prospect Abner Cotto -- a cousin of former three-division ...

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