Tonight at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, LA, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (3-0, 1 KO) remained undefeated with a majority decision victory against “Lovely” Lisa Porter (1-1-1), capturing the lightweight NABF title.
From the opening bell, Barrios applied constant pressure, forcing Porter to fight going backwards. Both fighters, who were outstanding amateurs, showed their experience as adjustments were made throughout the fight. Porter used effective holding to disrupt Selina’s come forward style, but it wasn’t enough as Barrios was determined to land her power shots. Barrios made the fight uncomfortable for Porter by cutting off the ring, forcing her to fight on the inside. Porter, who likes to use lateral movement, couldn’t get into a rhythm, due to Barrios’ going right at her. Scorecards read 97-93, 96-94, and 95-95.
“First off, I want to thank the NABF for giving me the opportunity to fight for their belt this early in my career,” said Selina Barrios. “I wanted to come out tonight and show the world that I’m elite when I step in the ring. I knew fighting a hungry boxer like Lisa Porter wasn’t going to be easy. I had to control the action from the first bell, and dictated my game plan, just like my trainer Rick and I discussed. She didn’t like the pressure and it showed as the fight went into the later rounds. Lisa Porter is a class act and I’m thankful to her for taking this fight. Now that I’m the new NABF lightweight champion, I’m looking to step in the ring with anyone. Bring on all the champions!”
“Selina is one hell of a fighter and she showed why she belongs in the ring with the best fighters in the world,” stated Kerry Daigle, who advises Selina Barrios. “A win against a decorated fighter like Lisa Porter, should say a lot about Selina and her talent. All the champions should be put on notice, Selina Barrios is coming for their belts.”
Undefeated female fighters, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (2-0, 1 KO) and “Lovely” Lisa Porter (1-0-1), both made weight for their upcoming NABF Lightweight title bout, set to take place this Friday, December 29, at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria, LA. Barrios weighed in at 131.2 lbs. while Porter tipped the scales at 134.5 lbs.
“I’m ready for war. I know Lisa Porter is in great shape and will bring everything she’s got. All the hard work is done. Now it’s time to fight.” – Selina Barrios
“Barrios and I made weight and it’s go time now. I’m ready to take my career to the next level.” – Lisa Porter
Boxing Returns to San Antonio January 20
On January 20, 2018, the Scottish Rite Theatre in downtown San Antonio, TX, will host “FIGHT NITE AT THE SCOTTISH RITE”, a five-star boxing event presented by TMB & PRB Entertainment.
Headlining the main event will be an all-action showdown between hometown hero, Daniel “Da Beast” Baiz (10-1, 6 KOs), as he battles Joey Dunmoodie (9-2, 4 KOs), in a 6-round super-welterweight bout. The co-main event will feature a special female attraction when two local warriors square off against each other as Briana “Queen B” Gonzales (2-1) faces Brittany “Mi Vida Loca” Ordonez (2-1), in a 6-round bantamweight clash.
“Boxing is thriving here in San Antonio and we are expecting a sellout crowd,” said TMB & PRB Entertainment promoter Rick Morones. “The Scottish Rite is a beautiful venue and the fans are going to see some really good action-packed fights. We will be showcasing a lot of local talent. Every boxing fan that lives in San Antonio will be at this event so everyone please get your tickets in advance. Bring the family, everyone is welcome.”
“This will be a great event for boxing fans of all ages” said Greg Hannely, president of Prince Ranch Boxing, who manages Biaz and Pasillas. “Daniel Biaz has a crowd-pleasing style and brings a lot of excitement to the ring. Pasillas is returning after a long layoff and will look to stay undefeated. With all the other local fighters performing, this will be a fantastic show.”
Tickets priced $25 General Admission $30 at the door, $60 Lower Level, $75 Ringside, are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling (210) 449-5599 or (210) 322-9974. The Scottish Rite Theatre is located at 308 Ave E, San Antonio, TX 78205. Doors open at 6:00 PM, first bell at 7:30 PM
6-round bantamweight bout
“Vicious” Vic Pasillas (11-0, 4 KOs) vs. Alejandro Moreno (28-36-1, 11 KOs)
6-round heavyweight bout
Tyrell “Too Real” Herndon (6-2, 2 KOs) vs. Armando Herrera (3-5-1)
6-round featherweight bout
Ignacio “El Alacran” Holgiun (3-0, 1 KO) vs. Adrian Leyva (0-1)
4-round middleweight bout
“Ferocious” Luis Villareal (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Adam “Ghost” Castillo (1-5-1,
4-round lightweight bout
Frank “Bloodhound” Brown (1-1-1) vs. Daniel Sanchez
4-round featherweight bout
Gregory “Goyo” Morales (1-0, 1 KO) vs. Ben Guerrero (Pro Debut)
4-round Jr. bantamweight bout
Faith Morones (1-0) vs. Nina Gallegos (Pro Debut)