Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes & Photos

Mario Barrios Training Camp Quotes & Photos


Undefeated Rising Contender Battles Nicaragua’s Nelson Lara in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions
TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 25

From Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi


for Photos from Stephanie Trapp/TrappFotos


OAKLAND (April 21, 2017) – Undefeated rising contender
Mario Barrios has wrapped up training camp and is set for a main event showdown against Nicaragua’s
Nelson Lara that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS
on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 25 from the
Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi.


Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features a 10-round matchup of exciting welterweights as once-beaten
Oscar Molina (13-1-1, 10 KOs) takes on Georgia’s Levan Ghvamichava
(17-3-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.


Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Fitz Gift Shop or Ticketmaster at
or by calling 1-800-745-3000.


Here is what Barrios had to say from training camp:


On fighting in his first main event on FS1:

“Fighting in the main event on FS1, on national television, is going to be an incredible blessing.  I know it’ll be a tremendous boost to my career.  I want to set the pace from the opening bell, and give the fans
a night to remember.  These are the type of fights I’ve always dreamed of.”


On his recent training camp with Virgil Hunter in the Bay Area:

“Training with Virgil Hunter has been great.  This will be my third fight with him as the lead in my corner.  We are working tremendously well as a team and I’m happy where my career is at.  We got a lot of good
sparring in, with a lot of different looks.  I feel my punches are sharp and my timing is on point.  I’m going to shine in this fight.”


On his matchup with Nelson Lara…

“I really don’t know much about Nelson Lara, except for the fact that he’s coming off a couple of wins.  I’m sure his confidence is high, so I’m expecting a tough fight.  Also, I know he’s fought at lightweight or
super-lightweight for most of his career, so he’s got more experience fighting at this weight. One thing for sure is…I’ll be ready for anything he brings to the ring.”


On moving up two weight classes…

“It’s hard to believe, but I started off my career at super-bantamweight while standing six feet plus.  It was getting to make those smaller weights.  I was killing myself to make super featherweight, so my team
and I felt it was best to skip lightweight, and move to super-lightweight.  It’s a big jump, but I feel real strong at this weight.  This is where I want to make my run toward a world title, at super lightweight.  You’ll see a stronger Mario Barrios.”


On fighting in Mississippi…

“I actually fought out here early in my career but at a different venue.  The fans are great and they get loud.  A lively crowd is always fun to fight in front of.  I plan on giving the Mississippi fans a great night
of boxing

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