Tonight at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio’s female boxing sensation, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (5-0, 2 KOs), remained undefeated with a dominating 10-round unanimous decision victory over Patricia Juarez (4-1), sister of WBC Bantamweight champion, Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (50-9-4, 13 KOs). With the victory, Barrios retains her NABF Lightweight title.
In the early rounds, both fighters were very active, throwing a lot of punches, but Barrios was the one landing the cleaner shots. Although Juarez was doing her best to box from the outside using a one-two combo, her power wasn’t enough to keep Barrios off her as she kept coming forward, landing her signature overhand right. Barrios hurt Juarez in round five, knocking her mouthpiece out with right hook, forcing the referee to stop the action momentarily. Juarez recovered but never was able to stop Barrios from coming forward as she continued to land thumping power shots. A clash of head butts cut Barrios on the forehead during the middle rounds, but she was never bothered by them. In the later rounds, Barrios continued to apply pressure, forcing Juarez to fight on the inside. Juarez showed a lot of heart making it to the final bell but came up short as Barrios remains undefeated. Scorecards read 100-89 and 99-91 twice all in favor of Barrios.
“I felt I controlled the fight from the opening bell,” said Selina Barrios. “Juarez was a very tough opponent and I give her a lot of credit for going the distance. I hit her with a lot of power shots and she hung in there. I didn’t feel any power in her punches, so I kept coming forward. I got the victory and I’m ready to fight any of the champions at Lightweight. Katie Taylor, Mikaela Mayer and Amanda Serrano, I’m coming for you guys. You can run, but you can’t hide.”
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Undefeated NABF Lightweight champion, Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (4-0, 2 KOs), returns to the ring on September 22, 2018, against an opponent TBA. The 10-round bout will take place at Whataburger Field, home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, the double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
In her last bout, Barrios, who is a devastating power-puncher, scored a sensational knockout against previously unbeaten foe, Aida “Lady Sparta” Satybaldinova (3-1-1). Barrios’ knockout over Satybaldinova, which many boxing pundits are saying is a candidate for “Knockout of the Year”, went viral on social media and YouTube. The Aztec Queen, from San Antonio TX, will look to shine once again when she steps in the ring in on Sept 8.
“I’m coming off a great performance and I’ll be looking to repeat what I did in the ring in my last bout,” said Selina Barrios, older sister to undefeated super-lightweight contender Mario Barrios (21-0, 13 KOs). “My goal every time I step in the ring is to give the fans their money’s worth. I love knocking out my opponents, and that will be my mindset going into this fight.”
Barrios, who captured the NABF Lightweight title in only her third pro fight, is considered by many as the next female super-star in boxing. Her aggressive fighting style is what her managers love most about her.
“There is no one in women’s boxing knocking out opponents like Selina Barrios,” said Kerry Daigle, Barrios’ advisor. “The Houston Astros organization is very thrilled to be showcasing Selina to their fans. Corpus Christi will once again get to see one of the most exciting female fighters in the world take her career to the next level. I really believe Selina Barrios will be the next great champion in women’s boxing.”
“Corpus Christi fell in love with Selina after seeing her devastating power in her last fight,” said Colin Campbell, who co-manages Barrios. “She brings an exciting fighting style that boxing fans want to see. The buzz is blazing with her fans in Corpus Christi as they await her return to the ring.”
“After Selina’s last fight, everyone in Corpus Christi was talking about her sensational knockout,” said Charles Campbell, who co-manages Barrios with his son Colin. “It’s beautiful to see everyone so excited about Selina. She’s transcending women’s boxing to a whole new level.”
This event titled “Heavyweight Boxing Showdown” is brought to you by CCC ENTERTAINMENT in conjunction with CC HOOKS, HOUSTON ASTROS, and KEEPPUNCHING ENTERTAINMENT.
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General Admission $10, Reserved Seating $18, Premium Reserved Seating $25. Doors open up at 5:30 PM, first fight is at 6:30 PM. Whataburger Field is located at 734 E Port Ave, Corpus Christi, TX 78401.