Report: Omar Figueroa Jr. Arrested On DUI Charge

Junior welterweight contender Omar Figueroa Jr. has landed in some legal hot water.

Figueroa has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Riverside County, California, according to ESPN. Figueroa was arrested by the Indian Wells Police Department at 3:14 a.m. on January 29, according to Riverside County's online records.

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The former lightweight champion's next court date for the case is scheduled for March 26 at the Indio Larson Justice Center in Indio, California.

Figueroa is currently scheduled to fight Adrien Broner on April 21 in a WBC junior welterweight title eliminator, but Broner has also been in trouble with the authorities as of late as well. The winner of the April 21 bout becomes the mandatory challenger to the winner of the four-man tournament that sees Julius Indongo vs. Regis Prograis for the interim title on March 9 and Jose Ramirez vs. Amir Imam for the vacant WBC title on March 17 with the winner of those two fights facing each other for the full title.

Figueroa’s last fight was last summer in New York where he sent Robert Guerrero into retirement with a third-round knockout win. That fight was Figueroa’s first fight in the previous 19 months due to Figueroa having to deal with hand injuries. Figueroa used to be the WBC lightweight world champion in 2014 until he was stripped of the title for not making a mandatory defense by the governing body's deadline. 

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