FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BOXER OMAR FIGUEROA AND COACH JOEL DÍAZ TO HOST OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IN INDIO, CA THURSDAY JULY 6 at 2 p.m. PT
Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa vs. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero Broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on FOX & FOX Deportes Saturday, July 15 from NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island
Omar Figueroa – Former World Champion boxer, fighting at 147lb. on July 15
Joel Díaz – Trainer, former World Champion boxer
Brandon Figueroa – Undefeated boxer, brother of Omar Figueroa
Open media workout with former World Champion boxer Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa and coach Joel Díaz at Díaz’s gym at the Boys & Girls Club in Indio, CA.
The media workout is in advance of Figueroa’s July 15 fight live from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York on FOX and FOX Deportes. Figueroa takes on former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a 147 lb. headline fight.
Díaz is a former World Champion boxer and champion trainer based in Indio, CA.
Thursday, July 6
2 pm. to 3 p.m. Media Workout
Boys & Girls Club in Indio, CA
83100 Date ave.
Hundreds if not thousands of punches, a brawling, aggressive style, power-packed, exciting fights: these are the hallmarks of former world champion boxer Omar “Panterita” Figueroa Jr. – one of the most exciting fighters in boxing. The Weslaco, Texas native has been fighting for over 20 years, and at 26 years of age, this ‘fighting Figueroa’ has become one of the sports most revered young champions. He has been training in Indio with Diaz since the beginning of 2017.
Figueroa re-enters the ring July 15 after an 18-month lay-off. He took time off to, in his words, “just be human.” Figueroa takes on Robert Guerrero in a 147-pound match at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York on FOX on July 15.
Joel Díaz – World Champion boxing trainer:
Joel Díaz is a retired Mexican-American boxer who fought in the Lightweight division. Considered to be one of the best trainers in boxing, he trains out of Indio, CA and has trained numerous champions in boxing and MMA.
One of the ‘fighting Figueroas,’ Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa is an undefeated (12/8-0-0) Super Bantamweight (122lb) fighter. 20-years-old, he is the younger brother to Omar and is on the undercard in the July 15 fight at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Trained by Diaz, he won his last fight by unanimous decision.