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Undefeated Super-featherweight Sensation Mario Barrios Returns Sept 6 in Corpus Christi

 Photos By Lucas Noonan – PBC
SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 26, 2015) – Unbeaten rising star, Super-Featherweight Mario Barrios(10-0, 5 KOs), will make a quick return back to the ring on Sunday, September 6, 2015 against Jonathan “Popeye” Perez (33-12, 27 KOs).  The 8-round bout will take place at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas.
This past July, Barrios went the distance in his first eight round bout, proving to himself that he can fight effectively in the later rounds if need be.
“My last night I went eight rounds for the first time, and to be honest, I felt I could’ve went twelve easily. That’s a testament to my team and everyone around me that’s helping me get better. I’m still have a lot to learn but I feel my jab is getting much better. I’m starting to set up my combinations with my jab and I can see why that punch is so important. I’m steadily working on using my height and reach advantage.”
Managed by Al Haymon, Barrios is staying busy as this will be his fourth fight of the year.  As his career is ascending, Barrios is grateful for the great team around him.
“I’m very thankful to be fighting so soon. I want to thank Al Haymon, as well as my core team, for all their hard work. Everyone is doing a fantastic job guiding my career and I couldn’t be more pleased with my progress.  I know I’m a long way from my dream of becoming a world champion, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  With a lot of hard work, I know I can accomplish that dream.”
The event is headlined by former world champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) taking on Mexico’s Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-7-1, 51 KOs) and features the rematch between bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12 KOs) and exciting brawler Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-1, 19 KOs).  Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on CBS will air the event live from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday, September 6. The telecast kicks off at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija Battah Promotions and Warriors Boxing, are priced at $109, $93, $49, $38 and $15, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at, the American Bank Center Box Office or by calling Leija Battah Promotions at (210) 979-3302. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000



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BROOKLYN (May 30, 2015) – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spikereturned to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Friday night with another explosive night of bouts for fight fans. In the main event, Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) scored a crafty and hard fought unanimous decision over Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) and Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) won a crowd-pleasing unanimous decision victory over Bryan Vasquez (34-2, 18 KOs) in the televised opener.


Below are comments made by the televised fighters after their performances tonight:




“I thought I worked well inside. I’ve never done a lot of work in the pocket like that and I plan to do more of that in the future.


“I give Chris a lot of credit. He came forward a lot more than we thought he would and he had a big chin tonight.


“Chris gave it his all tonight. This is the best Algieri we’ve seen in a long time, and if he’d have fought Manny (Pacquiao) that way he might have won.


“Everyone knows I want Floyd (Mayweather) next after all the talk about it, but when you wait and hope for something for this long it can set you back. I don’t want to overlook any other fighters, including Chris.


“My first show with PBC has been great. The New York crowd was awesome and really got into it. The promotion was excellent and I’m proud to be a part of this team.”




“I thought I pressured Khan well and got my touches. He definitely didn’t like it when I got into his body.


“I thought I hurt him several times, but Khan’s a cagey fighter and he spins off. I guess the judges liked that tonight. I would think the cleaner, harder shots would get a little more respect.


“I think PBC is fantastic. The focus is on the fighters, not the politics or the promoters. This is helping bring the sport back to boxing’s glory days of primetime events for the fans.


“I haven’t thought much about after this fight. I’m disappointed, but I’ll watch the film from this fight and we’ll go from there.”




“I’m very surprised that the fight went the distance. Vasquez is a strong fighter. After the fifth round, I was boxing to score points.


“I was never really hurt by Vasquez, but I hurt my own hand on his head.


“Vasquez didn’t really affect me throughout the fight. The swelling on my eye is from a headbutt.


“The biggest key to my success tonight was my training. Before this I didn’t have the stamina that I needed. However, after my work with Hector Bermudez leading up to this fight I was more than ready.


“Becoming a champion here in New York is huge for me. I’m very proud of my performance tonight.”




“My style is to box and then move. Fortuna fought a smart fight tonight. He wouldn’t engage me and fight.


“Fortuna used his head and elbows a lot tonight, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse. I tried telling the referee, but nothing was done.


“I worked very hard for three months of training to get to this fight. I hope I won over some fans today because I fight to please them.


“Hopefully I get a rematch because this is not the end of my career, and I’d love the chance to take that belt from Fortuna.


“I want to thank PBC for this opportunity. It was great being a part of this show and I hope they’ll think of me again in the future.”


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