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Davis vs Barrios: Mario Barrios says he’s just as dangerous as Gervonta Davis

Barrios defends his strap against Davis this weekend on Showtime PPV.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With Mario Barrios set to defend his secondary title against Gervonta Davis this weekend in Atlanta, Barrios joins Brian Custer’s Last Stand Podcast to discuss the bout and explain why he thinks he’s the one to be feared in his match-up with Davis. Check out some excerpts below with the full video interview above.

On Davis saying he personally chose Barrios as an opponent

“He might of bit off more than he can chew, come on the 26th everything will play out once both of us step into the ring.”

On why he’s beating Davis

“He’s going to be in there with a full blown junior welterweight, not someone who is past their prime, not someone who’s coming up in weight, but someone who’s been at 140 and who’s had much success with almost every single one of his fights (ending) by stoppages. He’s in there with someone just as dangerous as he is but at two weight classes higher than what he’s used to being in there with.”

On facing Gervonta Davis’ power

“I’m just as dangerous, if not more dangerous because I’ve been dangerous at 140 for quite sometime now.”

On what he wants next after Tank

“I’m in the sport to be great and given that we have a unified champion now at 140 (Josh Taylor) that would be where I would set my eyes on after this fight.”

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