WBA "regular" junior welterweight champion Mario Barrios is only a few days away from his Showtime Pay-Per-View showdown with two division champion Gervonta "Tank" Davis, which takes place this Saturday night in Atlanta.
Davis, who is significantly smaller, will take a big risk by facing the biggest opponent of his career.
In his last outing, back in October, Davis scored a brutal one-punch knockout of Leo Santa Cruz - but some critics felt Santa Cruz, although taller, was too small for Davis.
Barrios on the other hand is a legit 140-pounder with punching power.
"He might of bit off more than he can chew, come on the 26th everything will play out once both of us step into the ring," Barrios told The Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer.
"He’s going to be in there with a full blown junior welterweight, not someone who is past their prime, not someone who’s coming up in weight, but someone who’s been at 140 and who’s had much success with almost every single one of his fights have all come by stoppages. He’s in there with someone just as dangerous as he is but at two weight classes higher than what he’s use to being in there with."
Davis is a very big puncher who knocked out nearly every opponent in his path, but Barrios is planning to display some punching power of his own.
He wants secure a big win over Davis to catapult himself to a showdown with undisputed champion Josh Taylor.
"I’m just as dangerous, if not more dangerous because I’ve been dangerous at 140 for quite sometime now," Barrios said.
"I’m in the sport to be great and given that we have a unified champion now at 140 (Josh Taylor) that would be where I would set my eyes on after this fight."