Mario Barrios

Mario Barrios rises his arm after winning his fight for knockout against Argentinian Juan Jose Velasco, during the second round of their super welterweight fight at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va., Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Mario Barrios: “I’m expecting a huge turnout from my San Antonio and Texas fans”

On Halloween night, Mario Barrios takes on Ryan Karl in San Antonio at the Alamodome. The fight will have fans in attendance and Barrios will be excited to perform in front of one of the first crowds in boxing. The fight will be available on Showtime PPV.

It is always a pleasure to fight in Texas for Barrios. But this time it is special, the champ is defending his title in his home town and is ready for his fans to get the opportunity to see him defend.

“It always feels great to fight in Texas, but this fight is even sweeter because I’ll be defending my WBA title in my hometown of San Antonio,” said Barrios. “I’m expecting a huge turnout from my San Antonio and Texas fans and I promise to bring everyone at Alamodome a sensational night of action. There is a lot at stake, and I won’t be denied.  I’m ready to drop some bombs and remain champion.”

Barrios urges fans to get their tickets to the fight. With boxing just returning and now with fans, they will surely go fast. Mario Barrios is grateful to be the one to bring fans back to the sport in person.

“This is a great opportunity for me and it definitely adds to my motivation to be part of what could be a historic night for boxing,” said Barrios. “It’s a humbling experience. I’ve been getting tons of feedback from my local fans about purchasing tickets, so I encourage everyone to buy them as soon as possible. If you’re unable to be there, make sure you order it on Showtime PPV, because this is not a card you will want to miss out on.”

Mario Barrios vs. Ryan Karl

The training has been great for Barrios. He feels like every fight he improves and this camp is no exception.

“Training camp with Virgil has been great,” said Barrios. “We keep growing with each fight. I’m learning and adding more to my arsenal. I have full confidence in my preparation, so I know that come fight night, I’ll be ready to handle the best Karl is able to bring.”

Despite a great camp, Mario Barrios knows what he’s getting himself into. He knows how good a fighter Karl is and is ready for whatever the night brings.

“Ryan Karl is an excellent fighter who is going to bring a lot of heart into the ring,” said Barrios. “He’s strong and likes to mix it up, so I’m preparing for a war. We’ve known each other since our amateur days back in Texas, but this will be the first time fighting each other. At the end of the day, business is business, I am honored to be sharing the ring with him, but my goal will be to display my boxing abilities and explosiveness. I’m not looking for a knockout, but everything I throw is with bad intentions.”

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