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Mario Barrios Eyes Future Move To Welterweight, Spence-Garcia Winner

Undefeated WBA Super Lightweight Champion, Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs), who is fresh of his impressive knockout victory over Ryan “Cowboy” Karl (18-3, 12 KOs), will be eyeing the winner of Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21 KOs) vs Danny “Swift” Garcia (36-2, 21 KOs), as he contemplates making the move to welterweight.

Spence vs. Garcia is one of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year headlining a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View this Saturday, December 5, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.


Barrios, who stands 5’11”, is out growing the Super Lightweight division, hence him contemplating moving up to welterweight. The San Antonio native feels the move is inevitable, just a matter of time. Barrios says a fight with Spence or Garcia will be a mega fight for the fans.

“Everyone knows I’ll be moving up to welterweight at some point,” said Barrios. “I feel I still have a few more fights at super lightweight, but it’s getting harder to make the weight at this stage in my career. When I do move up to 147, I want to fight all the big names, that includes Spence and Garcia. I know a fight with either of them will be huge in every aspect, in addition to every other big name at welterweight.”

Barrios believes Spence vs. Garcia will be one of the most exciting action-packed fights of the year and encourages everyone to order the PPV.

“This is going to be a fight where both Spence and Garcia are going to give the fans an all-out war,” Barrios continued. “Garcia is never in a boring fight and we know he’s going to bring it. Spence is exciting in every way and they will both be leaving it in the ring.”

As far as who Barrios thinks is going to win, he’s leaning toward a Spence knockout.

“Although Garcia has never been stopped, he’s never been in the ring with a powerful puncher like Spence,” Barrios concluded. “It’s going to be a great fight and I’m picking Spence to win by late round knockout.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Sosay on 12-04-2020

Barrios isn't a bad fighter but he is nowhere near ready for the top dogs at 147. I also doudts he makes it through the guys just under the top guys at welter.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 12-04-2020

he is not ready for the dogs at 147. took a beating but got a gift decision. good luck kid.

Comment by VashDBasher on 12-04-2020

He’s not ready. He was beaten by Batyr Akhmedov and Ryan Karl gave him hell. Spence and Garcia would be too much for him. He needs to stay at 140 for now and give Akhmedov that rematch.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 12-04-2020

Before you move up, please give Akhmedov a well deserved rematch! BTW, great performance vs. Cowboy Karl! Barrios vs. Prograis! Make It Happen!

Comment by _original_ on 12-04-2020

Not sold on this kid at all.

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