Ugas And Barrios Face Off At LA Presser

The Canelo Alvarez vs Jermell Charlo undercard faced each other during a Los Angeles presser on August 29th, 2023, ahead of their fights on September 30th, 2023. 

The big fight on the undercard will feature the two former world champions, Yordenis Ugas and Mario BarriosUgas will face his first opponent since his stoppage loss to Errol Spence Jr. in 2022, as he lost his WBA welterweight title during a unification bout. The Cuban had initially grabbed the title by defeating Abel Ramos via a split decision to win the vacant title. That was followed up by a defence against Manny Pacquiao, which he won via a unanimous decision. While the belt is no longer in his possession, beating Barrios would put him in line for the WBC interim belt. 

As for Barrios, his last fight was an eighth-round knockout of Jovanie Santiago. Prior to that, he became the champion at 140 when he beat Batyr Akhmedov via a unanimous decision to claim the WBA belt. However, he came up short when he faced Gervonta Davis after being stopped in the 11th round. So, the bout offers both fighters a chance to have a crack at another potential world title. 


“Both me and Mario Barrios have a lot to gain with a victory on September 30, so I know that this fight is going to be one to remember. I have tremendous respect for Barrios. He’s a true warrior who’s been in the ring with the best of them, but I have confidence that I’ll be victorious. I have a lot of fight left in me and my best skills will be on display in this fight. Patria y Vida, I fight for my people,” Ugas

“This fight is going to be a war, because we both fight with a lot of heart and neither of us ever backs down. I can’t wait to compete in a matchup like this on one of the biggest cards of the year. This is going to be a great night of boxing from start to finish and the Mexican fans can expect to see an explosive performance from ‘El Azteca,” Barrios 

Elsewhere on the card, Jesus Ramos Jr. and Erickson Lubin face each other in the co-main event at 140. Meanwhile, Elijah Garcia and Armando Reséndiz will kick things off. 

Full Undercard

Jesus Ramos vs. Erickson Lubin

Yordenis Ugas vs. Mario Barrios

Elijah Garcia vs. Armando Resendiz

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