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Francisco Figueroa

Born: Jun 13, 1978

Birthplace: Santurce

Nationality: United States

Francisco Figueroa

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1978
Birth Place : Santurce

Francisco Figueroa Jr. is a professional boxer from the Bronx, NY, USA. Francisco Figueroa Jr., whose nickname is "El Gato", has been featured numerous times on ESPN2 and HBO fights. On August 17, 2005 he defeated Hector Alejandro, Jr for the New York State Light Welterweight Championship. He also had a powerhouse bout at Madison Square Garden against another undefeated contender Joey Rios, whom he successfully defended that same NY State Light Welterweight Title. Figueroa fought Emanuel "The Drunken Master" Augustus, in which he won a controversial split decision, on the undercard of the Roy Jones Jr. vs. Joe Calzaghe fight at Madison Square Garden Nov. 8, 2008. However, some witnesses felt that the crafty Augustus, who landed over 20 more punches than Figueroa, won the fight. He knocked out Ubaldo Hernandez and defended the NABF Light Welterweight Title. He also beat high ranked and undefeated opponent Francisco Rincon at Mid-Hudson Civic Center, in Poughkeepsie NY. On November the 16th, El Gato made his 2nd title defense against hard hitting, powerhouse Noel Rodriguez. Figueroa won and retained his world title.

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