Mario Barrios: I’m expecting the best version of Ugas. We both have a lot to prove

Mario Barrios talks about his future and the big fight that awaits him

by Sededin Dedovic
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Mario Barrios: I’m expecting the best version of Ugas. We both have a lot to prove
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Mario Barrios knows that a big match against Ugas awaits him and he is aware that a victory in that match can put the wind at his back. He fights against Ugas on September 30 for the interim WBC welterweight title fight. The much-awaited fight of the entire boxing public as well as the audience.

Mario Barrios: Ugas is a tremendous fighter and this is a huge opportunity

“Whenever a fight is brought to me, there’s never a name that I say no to. This was no different. Ugas is a tremendous fighter and this is a huge opportunity.

I was more than happy to take the fight,” Barrios said during a Los Angeles press conference (h/t BoxingScene). “I’m trying to solidify my mark in this division. It’s gonna be a tough fight on September 30.

I’ve never seen him shy away from a fight and I have a similar style. This is gonna be an explosive one that you don’t want to miss. We’re both gonna bring it on fight night. This is an exciting card and an exciting opportunity to fight for an interim world title,” Barrios continued as quoted by Boxing Daily

Back to winning ways

Mario Barrios eventually returned to winning ways.

He says that it was very important to him because of the self-confidence he had lost. “I was learning with each fight and took a lot away from my defeats. I’m still just as hungry as ever. I had my comeback fight in February in San Antonio and now I’m looking to bring another title back home,” said Barrios.

“It’s gonna take everything to get this win. I’m gonna have to use my boxing ability, my power, and my range. It’s gonna be an exciting fight and I’m looking forward to it… “I’m expecting the best version of Ugas.

We both have a lot to prove. A victory puts us right up there with all of the top welterweights. There’s a lot of good fights to be made and we’re all working to get to the top of the division,” Barrios concluded.

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