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Efetobor Apochi, Omar Juarez set for returns on June 27 FOX PBC card

The two prospects will be in action on the Morrell-Cazares card.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

PBC’s June 27 card on FOX has come together with three televised fights set, as Efetobor Apochi and Omar Juarez will be in action to support the David Morrell Jr vs Mario Cazares main event.

Cruiserweight Apochi (11-0, 11 KO), a 33-year-old Nigerian, is coming off of a huge highlight reel KO win over Deon Nicholson on April 17, and 21-year-old junior welterweight Juarez (11-0, 5 KO) fought on the same card, beating Elias Araujo by 10-round decision.

This time around, Apochi will face Brandon Glanton (13-0, 11 KO) in the 10-round co-feature, and Juarez will take on All Rivera (21-5, 18 KO) in the 10-round bout opening the FOX broadcast.

“I’m excited to be back in the ring,” said Apochi. “I came to America for only one reason: boxing. I’m always happy to do the job, whether it’s training, sparring or any other activity related to boxing. I have a lot of things that I’m excited to show, because I haven’t shown everything yet. Glanton called me out because he thinks he’s the real deal. I can’t wait to make a fool of him. I’m going to bring the drama, the action and the war. I’m ready to prove myself again and again. No cruiserweight can go the distance with me. It’s impossible. Glanton is getting knocked out.”

“I’m happy to have gotten this opportunity, it’s been a long time coming,” said Glanton. “We always prepare hard in camp to go up against the best opposition there is to offer. The only thing that changes is the victim standing across the ring from me. On June 27, you can expect to see the best version of myself. As for my opponent, you can only pray for him.”

“I’m so grateful for another opportunity to showcase my talent to everyone tuning in on FOX,” said Juarez. “This is another step up fight for me. Rivera has twice as many fights as me, so I know he will be dangerous because of that experience. I just feel I’m on another level and I want to prove to everyone that I’m worthy of being looked at as a world-class fighter. I’ve taken my training to the next level and I’m getting better with each fight. My confidence is at an all-time high and I can’t wait to throw down on June 27.”

“I’m ready for my return to the ring,” said Rivera. “This time, there will be no excuses. Everything I do from this point on is my journey to greatness. Omar Juárez better be ready for war, because I’m going to give him everything he can handle.”

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