Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Archuleta Doesn't Mind the Underdog Tag.(Final)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

He Will Take On Undefeated Juarez

Frankie Archuleta knows he has been tabbed as the "opponent" when he steps into the ring Saturday in Laughlin, Nev., against Rocky Juarez in the first NBC televised boxing match since 1992.

That's fine, says the former NABA super bantamweight champion out of Las Vegas, N.M., who sports a 23-3-1, 13 KOs record.

"I knew that was the evaluation from the beginning," he says. "I knew I'd be the underdog on this card. But if I come out victorious, it'll make people pay more attention to me. Better things will happen soon."

Juarez, from Houston, is being primed for bigger and better things. …

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