Mario Barrios Remains Undefeated
With Sixth Round TKO
Last night at the Barclays Center in New York, San Antonio
native, Mario Barrios (18-0, 10 KOs), remained undefeated
with a stellar performance, defeated his opponent Yardley
Suarez (20-7, 11 KOs) by sixth round TKO.
With newly acquired trainer, Virgil Hunter, in his corner,
Barrios was able to execute his game plan to perfection from
the opening bell. After landing plenty of head shots early,
Barrios went to the body and ended the fight with a barrage
of punches, forcing the referee to stop the bout in the
sixth round. With the victory, Barrios is now 2-0 at
"I felt really strong going into this fight and it showed
tonight as I was able to get the stoppage," said Mario
Barrios. "I was having success early in the fight, landing a
lot of solid head-shots. Then I started going to the body
and got him out of there."
Barrios, who recently moved up from super-featherweight to
super-lightweight, feels comfortable fighting at 140-pounds.
"I plan to stay at this weight and make a run toward a world
title in this division" Barrios continued. "I feel with a
few more fights at super-lightweight, I'll be able ready to
fight for a world title. The road to the top is not going to
be easy, but I'm certain I'll be ready to fight any of the
champions once I climb up the rankings."