Omar Figueroa is out of his scheduled September 26 fight on NBC thanks to an elbow injury suffered during training camp. Figueroa was to face Antonio DeMarco in a fairly shameless bit of matchmaking, which was to be the co-feature to the Deontay Wilder-Johann Duhaupas main event in Birmingham, Alabama.
Figueroa (25-0-1, 18 KO) has had a rough go of it with injuries in the last couple of years. He suffered hand injuries while battering the skull of Nihito Arakawa in July 2013, and hurt his wrist ahead of a March 2014 fight with Ricardo Alvarez, forcing him to cancel that bout. Last August, he beat Daniel Estrada but was cut, keeping him out of action for a bit, and hurt his hand again earlier this year during a win against Ricky Burns.
Figueroa, a former lightweight titleholder now campaigning at 140 pounds, is awaiting the results of an MRI to see exactly what the problem is, but his fight is off. With a hole on the PBC broadcast, heavyweight Dominic Breazeale is bumped to the main TV portion of the card, facing Fred Kassi in a 10-round bout.