This will be the third 8-round bout for the San Antonio, Texas native. In his last bout which took place on September 6th in Corpus, Christi, TX, Barrios scored an impressive fourth round TKO over Jose Cen Torres. A body shot to the liver ended the bout at the 2:10 mark of the round. Looking to stay active, Barrios is relishing at the opportunity to fight on another high profile card.
“This will be my second fight in September and I’m very pleased with the way my career is going.” said Mario Barrios. “I love staying active and I’m getting more comfortable in the ring with each fight. Fighting in Alabama for the first time, on a big card featuring the heavyweight campion of the world, will be a great experience. You can expect me to impose my game plan on my opponent, whoever that might be.”
PBC on NBC is headlined by heavyweight world champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) vs. Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) with televised coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. The broadcast will switch over to NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT.