Junior welterweight prospect Omar Juarez is set to return to the ring this Saturday on FOX, facing Elias Araujo in a 10-round bout on the Harrison-Perrella undercard in Los Angeles.
The 21-year-old Juarez (10-0, 5 KO) has been featured on a lot of PBC shows, so you’ve probably seen him a time or three at this point. Texas’ “Relampago” will take a little bit of a step up on paper against the 33-year-old Araujo (21-2, 8 KO), who had a solid showing in a 2019 ShoBox battle with Yeis Solano, losing a split decision. Araujo brought a lot of heat against Solano, and should be expected to do the same on Saturday.
“Araujo has a good record with a lot of experience, he has double the number of fights that I’ve had,” Juarez said. “I know he’s coming to fight, so I’m expecting to go to war. This will be my toughest fight so far in my career, and I’m going to be ready for anything he brings to the ring.”
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Date: Saturday, April 17 | Start Time: 8:00 pm ET
Location: Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall - Los Angeles, CA
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Juarez last fought in December, stopping Raul Chirino in the first round. His KO percentage obviously isn’t amazing, but the prospect isn’t feather-fisted either, and says he’s got a goal to be the first fighter to stop Araujo.
“I’m coming to make a statement in this fight. Araujo has never been stopped, so to end this fight early will be something special that no one has ever done. Fans can expect to see me throw a lot of power shots with bad intentions.”