Mario Barrios Hoping To ‘Solidify My Mark In This Division’ With Win over Yordenis Ugas
Mario Barrios knows his fight against Yordenis Ugas is massive for his future in the division.
Barrios is set to take on Ugas on September 30 for the interim WBC welterweight title fight. It’s a big fight as Barrios knows if he wins, he’s back in the picture and can start getting big fights, so he’s excited for the challenge and the chance to prove he still is a top fighter in this division.
“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.
Last time out, Mario Barrios did return to the win column, which he says was important for him. He also knows Ugas won’t be going out easy.
“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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