OMAR FIGUEROA wants to deliver an entertaining bout for the fans when he risks his unbeaten record and guns for the Interim WBC World Lightweight title against Japan's Nihito Arakawa LIVE on BoxNation this Saturday night.

Omar Figueroa

The 23-year-old Texas resident puts his 21-0-1 record on the line as he attempts to win his first world title, albeit the WBC's interim lightweight crown.

Speaking to, the fighter known as "Panterita" (little panther) said: "He's coming to win. He's ranked number one for a reason. This is as big for him as it is for me.

"I know how he feels and it will come down to who is the better man that night. When I go into the ring, what I want to do is punish my opponent as much as possible, and hopefully I can execute.

"I just want a good, hard fight; and entertaining the fans as much as possible so they can get their money's worth."

The Arakawa showdown comes just three months after Figueroa blasted away Abner Cotto - second cousin to Miguel - inside three mintues; his fourth first round stoppage in his last five fights.

A fight against the 24-2-1 Arakawa represents a step up for the 5ft 9in lightweight. The Japanese southpaw, 31, has never been stopped nor lost a unanimous decision.

Figueroa-Arakawa is just one instalment of a great triple header live on BoxNation this Saturday on a Golden Boy Promotions show which also features Andre Berto v Jesus Soto Karass.