Mario Barrios: “I’m Trying To Chase Greatness.”

Posted on 12/29/2021

By: Sean Crose

“I nonetheless imagine he’s among the best within the division,” welterweight Mario Barrios stated Wednesday of his February fifth opponent, former world titlist Keith Thurman. “I’m making an attempt to chase greatness.” Barrios could be the underdog heading into his pay per view throwdown with the person often called “One Time,” however the Texas primarily based fighter is aiming to make his mark on the battle world.

“I’m (at) a way more comfy weight,” the previous junior welterweight Barrios stated, “way more pure.” Barrios is clearly glad to now not should make 140 kilos, which he needed to do for his final battle, a June 2021 affair in opposition to the supremely expert Gervonta Davis. It was a battle Barrios misplaced by stoppage – the one lack of the person’s profession. Barrios seems to not be letting a single blemish on his resume distract him, nonetheless.

“Preventing Keith Thurman at Mandalay Bay,” he stated, “that is big not just for myself however the sport of boxing. I’m simply trying ahead to take full benefit of this chance.” It is going to be fairly a problem. Though he hasn’t fought in effectively over two years and was final seen dropping to the nice Manny Pacquiao, Thurman all the time reveals up ready and has confirmed repeatedly that he has a high stage talent set. There’s a motive Pacquiao represents the one blemish on Thurman’s resume…as a result of Thurman is a few sort of fighter.

Nonetheless, regardless of the large impediment Thurman represents, Barrios indicated throughout Wednesday’s on-line press occasion that he’s savoring the second. “I’m honored to be combating amongst these different guys (on the cardboard),” he stated, “however I imply, the principle occasion, it’s one you don’t want to overlook out on.”

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