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Free agent Sullivan Barrera calls out top light heavyweights

The contender wants to face the best of the best.

Sergey Kovalev v Vyacheslav Shabranskyy Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera wants it to be known: he’s a free agent now, and he’s coming for the top names in the 175-pound division.

Barrera (22-2, 14 KO) is coming off of a Nov. 3 win over Seanie Monaghan, eight months after a 12th round TKO loss to Dmitry Bivol, and as he nears his 37th birthday in February, he’s looking to get to where he hasn’t been, he’s looking to win a world title.

“At this point in my career I only want to fight the best. I have always wanted to be a champion and I will accomplish my dream,” he said. “I want to fight the Adonis Stevenson-Olesandr Gvozdyk winner, the Eleider Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev winner, Badou Jack, Artur Beterbiev. Those are the guys I want. There are no excuses for these fights not to happen. I don’t have a promoter so any of these fights should be easy to make.

“Beating Monaghan got me back on track. I was able to work on some things in the gym and I promise that the next time I get a shot at a world title I will win. I am just reaching my peak and the fans haven’t seen my best yet.”

He seems particularly interested, at the moment, in a potential January fight with former super middleweight titleholder Jack.

“I saw on social media that Badou Jack is looking for an opponent in January and that time table works perfect for me. I am sure the fans would like to see me and Jack trade punches,” he said.

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