Mario Barrios reflects on fight with Gervonta Davis
Former WBA Regular junior welterweight champion Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (26-1, 17KOs) is about three weeks beyond suffering his first career loss, as well as losing his title to Gervonta “Tank” Davis (25-0, 24KOs). In their June 26 clash, Barrios would come up short as he would be stopped in eleven rounds in what turned out to be a terrific fight.
The San Antonio, Texas native put on a very good performance, even carrying a lot of the earlier rounds before succumbing to the power of the Baltimore, Maryland native later in the fight. To be quite honest, his performance was better than many thought it would be heading into the fight.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Barrios stated the following on his performance:
“I thought it was a very entertaining fight. I thought I was boxing really nicely, I mean of course, looking back, there’s always things I wish I would’ve done differently or I could do differently. But overall man, I was happy with my performance, my team was happy with the performance, and we’re not dwelling on the fact that we took the first loss. But we’re going to continue on growing from this in every way that we can.”
It’s definitely refreshing to hear Barrios be able to look back on his first professional loss for what it is and move forward without dwelling on the would’ve, could’ve and should’ve. The outlook is still very much bright as he’s in a competitive junior welterweight division. A move to welterweight is not out of the question, considering Barrios is a big, tall 140 pounder.
By: Jerrell Fletcher