By Jhonny Gonzalez
According to members of Jonathan Barros' team, he will not fight in a scheduled eight round bout on November 10th in Mendoza, Argentina - and instead Barros agreed to accept an HBO televised fight against undefeated Mikey Garcia (29-0, 25KOs) at the Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is a "verbal agreement" in place and a contract has been sent over to Barros.
Barros will replace the injured Orlando Salido, who withdrew with a hand injury.
Barros (34-3-1, 18KOs), a former WBA featherweight champion with a few notable wins, moved up to 130-pounds in his last fight and lost a twelve round decision to IBF champ Juan Carlos Salgado on August 18th in Puebla, Mexico. Barros has never been stopped, with his other two defeats coming to Yuriorkis Gamboa and Celestino Caballero - but he defeated Caballero in their first meeting last July in Argentina.
The main event will feature a WBC junior middleweight eliminator between unbeaten contenders Vanes Martirosyan and Erislandy Lara.