Mario Barrios get second chance to make 2016 debut April 16 in NY


Mario BarriosMario Barrios was supposed to make his 2016 debut a couple weeks ago, but the fight was canceled after his opponent failed to make weight.


Now, Barrios is gearing up to finally make his debut April 16th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on the undercard of Errol Spence stepping up in a major way to face Chris Algieri on NBC. His opponent is TBA.


We last saw Barrios in action on December 12th in his hometown of San Antonio when he stopped Manuel Vides in the 6th round. Last year, Barrios fought an outstanding seven times and while it will prove difficult for him to keep up the pace this year after getting such a late start, Barrios can make an even bigger impact by stepping up his rounds and headlining his first TV bout.


Barrios was scheduled to be the co-feature on Fox Sports 1 “Toe-To-Toe Tuesday’s” before his last fight was canceled. Now, Barrios could be one win away from headlining for the first time in his first 10 round affair.


Although Barrios will have to wait to make those debuts, he will be making a debut in his next fight on April 16th when he fights in the east coast for the first time.


The Spence-Algieri undercard has plenty of other bright spots like Heather Hardy, Luca Giacon, and Marcus Browne as he steps up in a big way against Radivoje Kalajdzic—Browne and Kalajdzic are both undefeated.


The co-feature of the evening is just as intriguing and competitive as the main event seems to be as cruiserweight world champion Krzysztof Glowacki defending his title against former cruiserweight champion Steve “U.S.S. Cunningham.