SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 2, 2015) – Super-Featherweight prodigy, Mario Barrios (10-0, 5 KOs), has a new opponent for his upcoming bout this Sunday, September 6, 2015 at the American Bank Center, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Barrios who was slated to face Jonathan “Popeye” Perez, will now face Jose Cen Torres (13-8, 1 KO) in an eight-round bout. Barrios speaks on his new opponent.
“Late substitutions are part of boxing,” said Barrios. “That’s why you must be prepared for any style. Nothing has changed as far as what I’m going to do in the ring. Our game plan is set, and we will be ready for anything Torres brings to the ring. I’m just excited to be fighting in Texas once again. I’m looking forward to fighting in front of the fans who will be there to support me. Texas boxing fans are great!”
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.