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Juarez vs Rivera HIGHLIGHTS: June 27, 2021 – PBC on FOX – MMA Root

Juarez vs Rivera HIGHLIGHTS: June 27, 2021 – PBC on FOX

#AllRivera (22-5, 18 KOs) defeated # OmarJuárez (11-1, 5 KOs) by majority decision in a 10-round draw, giving Juárez the first loss of his professional career. Rivera scored a knockdown in the ninth frame, which turned out to be the difference in the contest as Judge Scott Erickson scored the fight with a 95-95 draw, but Judge Octavio Rodríguez scored the fight 95-94 for Rivera and the judge. Kyle Shiely scored the fight. 95-93 for Rivera. “I was sure I was going to make the decision,” Rivera said. “He was blocking a lot of the shots that Juárez threw. He was landing the most powerful blows. Juarez was doing a good job there, but we were hitting the most effective shots. I feel like when I hurt him, maybe I could have done a little more to get him out of there early and avoid the decision. But he’s a stronger fighter and I respect his talent. “Juarez said,” I honestly thought I did enough to get the win. They knocked me down. There was a round where I stood there and took a couple of hits, but I felt like it was the smartest fighter there. I adapted well and thought I did well overall. Almost all greats have losses and I know that one day I’m going to be great. I just have to fight this adversity. ” Regarding his levels of professional experience, Rivera said: “I have been in the ring 27 times professionally and I believe that Juárez is still a child who is developing his skills. I have fought some of the best fighters in the area. I have won belts. So, I definitely think my experience made a difference tonight. “” He was the best man today, “Juárez concluded.” I’m not going to take anything from him. He’s a tough fighter. He’s from the Philippines, he has a lot of strong fighters. I respect him a lot. , but I’ll be back. “Speaking about the fall, Rivera said,” We actually worked on that shot at camp. We also worked on the follow-up sequence. So when it landed, my corner wanted me to take it to the body to finish it off. , but he’s a tough fighter. ” “I’m here for any 140-pound fighter who wants to intervene with me,” Rivera concluded. #JuarezRivera Visit for more information. SIGN UP FOR FIGHT ALERTS: FOLLOW US:


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