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Mario Barrios: I Want All The Smoke at 140, I Want The Champs

Fairfax, Virginia - Super lightweight sensation Mario Barrios (24-0, 15 KOs) scored a devastating second round knockout victory over Juan Jose Velasco (20-2, 12 KOs) in the co-feature.

Barrios of San Antonio, Texas kept his undefeated record intact when he landed a crushing body shot that sent Velasco to the canvas midway through the second round.

Referee Hugo Spinola counted out Velasco at 1:16 of the second round as the Argentine was on his hands and knees trying to catch his breath.

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Barrios said he was trying to be patient and use his jab to set up the perfect shot.

"I saw him opening up every time he would step in. I knew one of the body shots was going to do it and I found the sweet spot,’’ Barrios said. "We weren't expecting it to end that quickly. I wasn't predicting a knock out, but I knew I had the power to do it and stop him."

"I was very confident. I had a great camp. I can't thank Virgil Hunter and the team for the preparation for this fight. We knew he was vulnerable with body punches and that was something I work on regardless. It is one of my favorite shots. I have been working on it since the amateurs.”

Barrios said he would build on the victory over Velasco and continue to climb the ladder at 140 pounds.

"I want a world title shot. I am always in the gym. I am always ready. I want all the smoke at 140. I want any of the champions. And I’m ready to bring a big fight to all my hometown fans in San Antonio.’’

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;19744342]Easter way too small and Broner would get stopped in 8 rounds.[/QUOTE]It's cool! The kid can't get a title shot until the WBSS is completed, so I think, in the meantime, AB will do just fine, and AB puts…

Comment by Tha Kid on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19739201]I like this kid! Very big, and very strong! Adrien Broner, where you at? Robert Easter Jr., [B]MAN UP![/B][/QUOTE] Easter way too small and Broner would get stopped in 8 rounds.

Comment by Tha Kid on 05-15-2019

[QUOTE=Longhaul;19738863]It might be an exciting four rounds.The Prog man is a freaking beast.[/QUOTE] Facts. Prograis is a killa

Comment by Bronx2245 on 05-13-2019

I like this kid! Very big, and very strong! Adrien Broner, where you at? Robert Easter Jr., [B]MAN UP![/B]

Comment by Longhaul on 05-13-2019

[QUOTE=Tha Kid;19738611]I give dude 4 rounds against Prograis[/QUOTE] It might be an exciting four rounds.The Prog man is a freaking beast.

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