MIAMI, FL - In an anticipated rematch, WBA and IBO bantamweight champion, Juan Carlos Payano (17-0, 8 KOs), is ready to defend his titles against Rau'shee Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) and show the world he's the king at 118 pounds.
The 12-round co-main event bout scheduled for this Saturday, June 18, 2016, will take place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois. Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC will broadcast the event live starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.
Payano, who won a split decision against Warren in their first bout, wrapped up his final day of training camp yesterday and vows to come out victorious when the two meet again this Saturday. After a great camp. Payano is ready for war.
"I had a great training camp and everyone will see the improvements I've made since I fought Warren last August." said Payano. "Once I settle in Chicago, I'll be well rested and right on weight."
"I've had a lot of time to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses. I've put in a lot of work during this training camp, to better myself, and I feel I'm at the top of my game right now. I'm going to leave everything in the ring on Saturday night. I have the blueprint to beat Warren. I'll be ready for war. There is no doubt in my mind that my hands will be raised in victory once again. Warren is in trouble"