“Panterita” to return to ring in March

Weslaco’s Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, the WBO intercontinental lightweight champion, will return to the ring on March 17, his father Omar Figueroa Sr. confirmed Wednesday.

The fight for the Golden Boy Promotions boxer will take place in the Rio Grande Valley at a site to be determined and will be televised by Telefutura, Figueroa Sr. said.

Figueroa (14-0-1, 11 KOs) won the WBO intercontinental championship last week by defeating Michael “Mikey” Lopez by TKO in Indio, Calif.