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Warren-Arroyo a late addition to Broner-Garcia card

Rau’shee Warren will take on McJoe Arroyo next weekend in Brooklyn.

PBC on NBC: Juan Carlos Payano v Rau'shee Warren Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Former bantamweight titlist Rau’shee Warren (14-2, 4 KOs) has just been officially added to the Broner-Garcia card next Saturday where he’ll take on McJoe Arroyo (17-1, 8 KOs) in a junior bantamweight title eliminator.

The fight will not appear on the televised portion of the Showtime card that starts at 9pm ET, but the winner will become the mandatory challenger to IBF titleholder Jerwin Ancajas (27-1-1, 18 KOs). Warren shared these thoughts on the fight with ESPN:

"I'm hungry to get back in the ring and get myself back into world title contention with a win on July 29," said Warren, the only three-time U.S. Olympic boxer, having represented the country at 2004, 2008 and 2012 Games. "I know that I'm going to be a world champion again and that all starts with this fight. I've been working hard in the gym and getting comfortable at the smaller weight. I'm going to be ready to perform when fight night comes."

The fight will mark Arroyo’s first since losing the IBF strap to Ancajas last September.

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