Highly decorated 19-year old amateur standout, Omar "El Relampago" Juarez, is eager to show the world his talent when he makes his pro debut tomorrow on the PBC prelims on FS1 card in Minneapolis, MN.  Juarez, who hails from Brownsville, TX, will face Devon Hostler (3-8, 3 KOs) in a 4-round super-lightweight bout.

"Making my pro debut on national television is a dream come true and I'm very grateful for this opportunity," said Omar Juarez. "I've worked my whole life for this moment and now its time to show the world what I'm made of. I plan to be electrifying when I step in the ring with Hostler."

With over 120 amateur fights under his belt, Juarez stands 5'9" and has a tremendous boxing IQ to go along with lightning fast hand speed. He started boxing at age 8 and won numerous state and national titles. Juarez, a boxer-puncher, who often switches stances during his fights, feels his style is unique to others in the sport.

"I like to make adjustments on the fly and being able to switch from southpaw to conventional is an advantage I have over my opponents," Juarez continued. "I feel my style is like no other in the sport right now and it will be on display this Friday."

Juarez is also very popular in his hometown of Brownsville TX, where he often does motivational speeches at schools in the area. His following in his hometown is quite fascinating.

"Back home I made the decision to start speaking at schools and establish myself as a positive role model to the kids in my area." Juarez continued. "I will have a lot of fans tuning in this Friday when I make my pro debut. I really want to dedicate this first fight to all my people back home in Brownsville who have supported me over the years. I'm thankful for their support."

Juarez is trained his father Rudy Juarez and co-trainer Rick Nunez. Together they will be working Omar's corner in Minneapolis.

Coverage of prelims begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT live on FS1 and FOX Deportes on Friday, August 24 from the Armory in Minneapolis.

PHILADELPHIA / LOS ANGELES - Middleweight Brandon Adams will be featured on The Contender that will begin Tomorrow Night, August 24th on EPIX®  at 10 PM ET/PT.

Adams, 17-2 with 12 knockouts fights out of Los Angles, California was finalist in the Boxcino Middleweight and Junior Middleweight tournaments in 2014 and 2015.

Adams will attempt to come through in the 16-man competition that in previous years has sprung fighters like Sergio Mora and Cornelius Bundrage to world titles.

Brandon Robinson will now take on veteran Ernest Amuzu in the eight-round super middleweight main event that will headline a great night of action on Friday, September 14th at The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

The nine-bout card is promoted by King's Promotions.

Robinson of Philadelphia has a record of 10-1 with seven knockouts.

The 30 year-old Robinson has won 10 straight fights, and has quickly established himself as one of the top super middleweight prospects in the country.  The 2 year-pro is coming off a eight-round unanimous decision over Oscar Riojas on April 6th at the 2300 Arena,

Amuza of Prichard, Alabama by way of Ghana, has an impressive mark of 24-3 with 22 knockouts.

The 35 year-old Amuzu is an eight-year professional, who is coming off a knockout win over David Okai on April 30th in Accra, Ghana

In the co-feature undefeated super feather Anvar Yunusov will take on Angel Monreal in a bout scheduled for eight-rounds. 

Yunusov is a three-time Olympian from his native Tajikstan, competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 games.

As a a professional, Yunusov is 3-0 with wins over Justin Savi (30-12-2) and Deo Kizito (3-1).

Monreal of Monterrey, Mexico has a record of 10-10-1 with 3 knockouts.

Monreal, 30, is a nine-year pro and has a career best win over Daniel Reta (4-1).

In his last bout, Monreal lost to Jabar Zayani on August 18, 2017 in Studio City, California.

Also in an eight-round bout, Raeese Aleem (11-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas returns to the scene of his best victory to date, when he takes on Alcides Santiago (6-2, 5 KOs) of Arecibo, Puerto Rico in a super bantamweight bout. 

Aleem defeated previously undefeated Marcus Bates on April 6th at the 2300 Arena.

Santiago of Arecibo, Puerto Rico has a record of 6-2 with five knockouts.

Like Aleem, Santiago is coming off a win over an undefeated foe.  Santiago stopped Bryan Chevallier  in two rounds on June 17, 2017 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

In a six-round welterweight bout, Shyngyskhan Tazhibay (6-0, 2 KOs) of Washington, D.C. battles Yasmani Pedroso (2-4, 1 KO) of Miami, FL.

In four-round bouts:

Jerrod Miner (1-1-2, 1 KO) of Philadelphia battles Alejandro Jimenez (2-0, 1 KO) of New Hope, PA in a bantamweight bout.

Crystian Peguero (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will take on pro debuting Yueri Andujar of Reading, PA in a featherweight contest.

Bhieem Billups of Philadelphia will make his pro debut over Kenny Hill (0-1) of Moorehead City, North Carolina in a welterweight bout.

Christopher Burgos (0-2-1) of Philadelphia fights Robert Ramos (1-5-1, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA in a super featherweight scrap.

Keeshawn Williams (2-0, 1 KO) of Washington, D.C. will take on an opponent to be named in a junior welterweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing can be purchased at www.2300arena.com for $100, $75 and $50.

Kris Lawrence’s Heavyweight Factory Promotions is proud to announce the signing of undefeated welterweight power puncher Derrieck Cuevas (17-0-1, 14 KOs) to a promotional contract.

Cuevas, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, started boxing at the age of 10, after getting into frequent fights in the schoolyard. He went on to fight internationally and won the Puerto Rican National Amateur Championship at 132 lbs., ending his unpaid career with a final record of 123-14.

Turning professional in 2014, the 23-year-old won the World Boxing Association Fedecentro Welterweight Championship in 2016 with a unanimous decision over Daniel Sostre.

“I am very excited to have signed with Kris Lawrence and the Heavyweight Factory,” said Cuevas. “To reach my dreams, I will give all of me in the ring. I plan on becoming a world champion and making my beloved Puerto Rico proud.”

Cuevas has a strong team behind him, including manager Alex Troya, who facilitated the signing with Heavyweight Factory Director of Boxing Operations, Henry Rivalta.

“I put this deal together with my dear friend Henry Rivalta,” said Troya. “I have known Henry for 15 years now and I’m happy to do business with him again. Derrieck and I believe Kris Lawrence and Henry will guide Cuevas’ career in the right direction. There’s a lot of experience here and we feel very comfortable around our new team. Kris has worked with many champions and Derrick will be next. Thanks for believing in us and we will not disappoint.”

“We are glad to have Derrieck join our family here at THF,” said Kris Lawrence. “I feel he has great power and potential in the welterweight division. We have big plans for him and are happy to have added our first Puerto Rican to our stable since Daniel Santos. I wish him the best of luck and he will have our full support and backing.”

“Derrick is a rough kid said,” Henry Rivalta. “He’s has no neck and giant hands and he’s very strong! In the ring, he walks guys down with serious power. He is in a money division and can be a threat to all at 147 lbs., in the near future. He wants to be a champion and bring a belt back to the island of Puerto Rico. We welcome Derrieck and Alex Troya to our team.