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Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Omar “El Relampago” Juarez shared insight into his recent training camp as he prepares to take on Gino de la Paz this Saturday night in FS1 PBC Fight Night action and on FOX Deportes from Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas.

Juarez’s fight will be part of action beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT that is headlined by unbeaten Brandon Figueroa defending his interim WBA Super Bantamweight title against Javier Chacon in a 12-round bout.


Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Panterita Boxing, are on sale now and can be purchased through bertogdenarena.com and/or AXS.com.

Here is what Juarez had to say about training camp with his father and trainer Rudy Juarez, along with Rick Nunez, and more, heading into Saturday night:

On his recent training camp:


“I’ve had a phenomenal training camp that we’ve just wrapped up. I was in San Antonino getting good sparring with all the top fighters out there. I’ve known about this date for many weeks, so I’m in great shape. I’m going into this fight with good health and I’ll be ready to perform at a high level.”

On his upcoming fight with Genaro de la Paz:

“I know he’s a taller fighter that likes to apply a lot of pressure. I’ll be ready for his length and reach because the guys I was sparring with were tall as well. I know exactly how I will approach this fight. You’ll have to wait till fight night to see what I’m talking about.”

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On fighting in his home state of Texas

“This will be my second bout in a row fighting in Texas, but this time it’s a lot closer to my hometown of Brownsville, Texas. The Bert Ogden Arena is only about an hour from my house, so I will have a tremendous amount of support from my fans back home who will all be making the short trip up to my fight. My opponent is from McCallen, Texas so he will have a lot of support as well, so I’m expecting an energetic crowd.”

On making his third televised appearance in only his fifth pro fight:

“To be making my third appearance on FS1 is a big blessing from my career. My management team is doing a fantastic job getting me on television and I’m truly grateful. My goal is to continue putting on great shows and become a household name on FOX with PBC.”

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Omar “El Relámpago” Juarez will take on Gino de la Paz in a four or six round bout and hard-hitting Jaime “Jaimito” Arboleda will clash with Víctor Betancourt in a 10-round super featherweight match on FS1 PBC Fight Night and on FOX Deportes Saturday, August 24 from Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas.

Brandon Figueroa headlines

The two matches have been added to an already jam-packed card that is headlined by unbeaten Brandon Figueroa defending his interim WBA Super Bantamweight title against Javier Nicolas Chacon in a 12-round bout and rising star Stephen Fulton Jr. taking on Isaac Avelar in a 10-round super bantamweight match in the co-feature. FS1 PBC Fight Night begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

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Unbeaten super lightweight contender Darwin “Pay the Price” Price meets Aaron Herrera in a 10-round bout in the main event of FS2 PBC Fight Night Prelims, which serves as the lead in to the FS1 show. Super welterweight Raymond Guajardo of San Antonio, Texas takes on McArio del Castillo of Santa Monica, California in a four round bout and Victorville, California’s Sean “Sugar Rush” García will appear in a four-round featherweight attraction to open the broadcast at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Panterita Boxing, are on sale now and can be purchased through bertogdenarena.com and/or AXS.com.

Juarez battles De La Paz

The 19-year-old Juarez (4-0, 2 KO) will be returning to fight near his hometown for the first time as a pro when he takes on De La Paz (2-2-1, 1 KO) in a four or six round super lightweight bout. Fighting out of Brownsville, Texas, Juarez is a highly decorated amateur who turned pro last September and has been on an active pace thus far. De La Paz of McAllen, Texas is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Luis Araujo Ramirez in his last fight on May 31.

Arboleda (14-1, 12 KOs) is a hard-hitting super featherweight with a good amateur background and rich boxing heritage. His father, uncle and two older brothers boxed. The 24-year-old Arboleda of Curundu, Panama is coming off a TKO victory over Jose Saant in his last fight on May 10, heading into the match against Mexicali, Mexico’s Betancourt (26-2, 13 KOs). Betancourt most recently scored knockout victory over Saul Banos on December. 22.

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Born in St. Louis and fighting out of Houston, Price (14-0, 7 KOs) made his 2019 debut with a stoppage victory over Luis Eduardo Florez in April. The 29-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2013 and will face off against Yucatan, Mexico’s Herrera (35-10-1, 24 KOs), who is coming off a TKO victory over Hector Barraza in his last fight on February 16.

Guajardo on the move

The 19-year-old Guajardo (2-0, 1 KO) is building moment since making his pro debut on March 28 with an explosive knockout of Leonardo Mendez. He followed up with unanimous decision over Jaime Mendoza in his last fight on June 29 and will be taking on Del Castillo, who is making his pro debut.

Garcia (4-0, 2 KOs) is the younger brother of super featherweight contender Ryan Garcia. The 18-year-old Garcia is coming off a stoppage victory over Isaias Martin Cardona Gonzales on May 16.

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