Arnold Barboza reveals his plans for 2024

Arnold Barboza looks forward to participating in significant matches.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Arnold Barboza reveals his plans for 2024
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Arnold Barboza stepped into 2024 with a successful start; he recently secured a comprehensive win against Xolisani Ndongeni and wants to significantly level up this year. The recent knockout win updated his professional boxing record to 29-0 (11 Knockouts).

His future plans are quite straightforward. He is ready to participate in any match that will get him closer towards a title shot against Teofimo Lopez. Apart from Lopez, Arnold Barboza has his eyes set on Jose Ramirez.

Arnold Barboza on getting a title shot

In a recent interview with Boxing Junkie, Arnold Barboza shared his thoughts on future goals and spoke about his potential opponents.

“That’s my goal,” Barboza said, as quoted by boxingjunkie.usatoday.com. “I’m No. 1 in the WBO. I want to stay that route because that’s my best chance to get a title shot. I’m moving up in the WBC rankings (he’s No.

6), too. So that’s also a possibility. Who knows what [WBC titleholder Devin] Haney will do. Lopez could move up. Who knows? Anything can happen. I’m just going to go back to the gym, keep my weight down and be ready when something happens”.

Arnold Barboza on fighting Jose Ramirez

“I’ve been trying to get that fight for a year, I’ve been hearing his name since he beat [Mike] Reed [in 2017], the fight that got him his first title shot. And now he’s signed with Golden Boy.

We have so much respect for each other. … We’ll see what happens”.

Arnold Barboza is excited for 2024

“I’ll get those big fights, As long as I stay active, as long as I fight and win and have no injuries or setbacks.

We want [the Lopez] fight next if I can get it. If I don’t, it’s OK. There are a lot of big fights out there.… I think 2024 is going to be a great year for me”.

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