An overhand right, landed flush on the head of Rivera, stopping the bout at the 2:04 mark of round one. With the win, Barrios who hails from San Antonio, Texas, improves his record to (12-0, 7 KOs).
“Tonight I wanted to come out here and make a statement with a solid win,” said Mario Barrios.
“I landed a nice shot and got the knockout. I’ve been grinding in the gym and all the hard work is paying off. On Monday, I’ll be right back in the gym getting ready for my next fight, which I’m hearing might be in San Antonio this November.”