Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sullivan Barrera on Career, Training with Abel Sanchez

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently caught up with decorated amateur and undefeated light heavyweight prospect Sullivan Barrera (12-0). Speaking through his manager Luis Molina in this Q&A, the 32-year-old Cuban talks about his recent victory over Lee Campbell, the top fighters in the division, and more.

BoxingScene.com: How do you rate your performance in your last fight against Lee Campbell who was undefeated at the time?

Sullivan Barrera: It was an important victory, It was a knockout I haven't had a knockout since 2011. I'm continuing to work on improving my craft my goal is the title and not only winning a title but winning it convincingly.

BoxingScene.com: When can the fans expect to see you back in the ring?

Sullivan Barrera: As of right now we are looking at September 20th. My promoter Main Events is working on that date. Currently I've been preparing for my fight in Big Bear, California with Abel Sanchez. I'm very excited to be working with him.  We are making some adjustments and training really hard as my road to the title continues.


BoxingScene.com: When do you think you will be ready to step up and fight for a world title?

Sullivan Barrera: I hope soon, by the end of next year I'm ready. My Manager and promoter are working hard on keeping me active and that's what I like. I have more than 300 amateur fights. I'm used to being busy!

BoxingScene.com: Give us your thoughts on the light heavyweight Division and who do you think are the top three?

Sullivan Barrera: Well you must respect what Bernard Hopkins has done in the division. I definitely think he's a top tier guy. I think the top 3 guys in the division are the champions Sergey Kovalev, Adonis Stevenson and Bernard Hopkins.

BoxingScene.com: Is there anyone in particular you want to fight?

Sullivan Barrera:  I think part of being a champion is fighting the best guys out there. I want to fight the top tier guys. It's unfortunate that some of the guys in the light heavyweight division can't seem to fight each other because of the 'so called behind the scenes conflicts". I'm ready to fight them and I'm ready to give the fans what they want and that a show.

BoxingScene.com: Do you have a message for the fans?

Sullivan Barrera: I just want to let the fans know that you can follow my quest to the title on instagram: @elmastalentoso on twitter: @sullivanbarrera and check out my website www.sullivanbarrera.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dinero fan on 07-31-2014

Very good move but it might be a little to late he's 32 and still a prospect.

Comment by itsanewday on 07-30-2014

Should be interesting to see how Main Events moves barrera they have some decent light heavyweights

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement