Omar Figueroa Jr vs Robert Guerrero
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Saturday, July 15, 2017
After losing two fights in a row, having lost 4 of his last 6 fights (and one of his 2 victories was very controversial), Robert Guerrero, age 34, returns to the ring to take on undefeated Mexican/American slugger, Omar Figueroa, in what is expected by some, to be a 50/50 fight, Figueroa, the favourite, as the younger, fresher fighter who is on a winning streak, though Figueroa is not rated as highly as he once was, after some poor performances himself.
Guerrero starts aggressively, charging forward, out working Figueroa, having no trouble finding the target cleanly with solid punches, winning the first round, clearly. Guerrero continues his pressure and volume punching in round 2, but the line between a slow, clumsy looking Figueroa, just fighting back, and turning the fight drastically in his favour, is fine, as they exchange, and Figueroa drops him, Guerrero, brave, gets up, and determined not to let Figueroa gain any confidence, let him bully him, he goes right back to ploughing forward, proving to be tougher than his opponent may have given him credit for, but at the cose of two more points, as he is decked twice more, hurt.
Round 3 is very similar to round 2, as a physically fit, prepared, motiavted, but over the hill, unresiliant Guerrero rushes forward on the attack, but falls into a one sided war which suits his opponent down to the ground. Figueroa takes punches, but they have no affect, and he drops Guerrero twice in round 3, making it 5 knockdowns in total. The referee stops the fight on the fifth knockdown, it is not a premature stoppage.
Robert Guerrero accepts his decline, faces the truth, and his post fight interview, thanks everyone, but wisely announces his retirement, having had a great career.