Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios is all set to headline FOX’s upcoming PPV event on February 5, 2022. This 12-round WBC Welterweight title eliminator bout will mark the return of Keith Thurman after suffering the sole defeat of his career. Fox Sports and PBC PPV event will air live from the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Los Angeles, CA.
Keep on reading to find out the complete details of Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios Boxing PPV event.
Former Unified Welterweight Champion Keith Thurman is all set to collide against the former Lightweight champion Mario Barrios on the upcoming Fox PBC PPV on February 5.
Thurman is returning to the boxing ring after a two-year hiatus. He suffered the first loss of his career last time he was in the ring against Manny Pacquiao. He lost his WBA Super Welterweight title in that bout.
Mario Barrios is also looking to recover from the first loss of his career where he was defeated by Gervonta Davis. Barrios will be jumping from super lightweight to welterweight division with this bout.
Tale of the Tape
|Boxer Name||Keith Thurman||Mario Barrios|
|NickName||One Time||El Azteca|
|Height||5’71⁄2 (171 cm)||5′10 (178 cm)|
|Reach||69″ (175 cm)||71″ (180 cm)|
Undercard (Fight Card)
- Keith Thurman vs Mario Barrios – 12 rounds Welterweight Bout
- Leo Santa Cruz vs Keenan Carbajal- 12 rounds Featherweight bout
- Carlos Castro vs Luis Nery – 10 rounds Bantamweight bout
- Abel Ramos vs. Lucas Santamaria – 10 rounds Welterweight bout
- Kent Cruz vs Enriko Gogokhia- 8 rounds Junior Welterweight bout
- Fernando Vargas vs Kody Koboski- 4 rounds Middleweight bout
- Amado Vargas vs TBA – 4 rounds Featherweight bout
News & Updates
February 1, 2022: Keith Thurman wrote an open letter on the start of Black History month saying all the sacrifices from his ancestors has made him aim higher.
January 30, 2022: Thurman said on Time Out With Ray Flores that he has learnt from mistakes from the fight against Manny Pacquiao and expects to display his improved work rate against Barrios.
January 28, 2022: Josesito Lopez withdrew from the event due to an injury. Lucas Santamaria replaces him to face Abel Ramos.
January 25, 2022: Barrios said in an interview that fans can definitely expect to see an explosive fight and that he does not believe that fight could go the distance.
January 23, 2022: Thurman expressed that 2022 will be a new chapter in his career and he is going to show what he can do in his career.
January 21, 2022: Barros clarified his intentions and aggression saying that he is nice person outside of the ring, but inside the ring he is there to hurt his opponent.
January 21, 2022: Keith Thurman says he’s like a “dragon in a dungeon” waiting to be released from captivity. He also added that Barrios has stepped up to his challenge with confidence since he has been out of the ring for two years.
January 19, 2022: It is revealed that this fight will be WBC Welterweight title eliminator.
January 18, 2022: The PPV prices is revealed as $74.99.
January 12, 2022: Barrios told the PBS Podcast that he expects Thurman to be hungry and in best shape of his life. He also expressed that he did not want an easy fight in his welterweight debut.
December 31, 2021: Thurman said in an interview with DAZN that once he will comfortable in the ring, he will go for greatness(titles and big fights).
December 30, 2021: Thurman told BoxingScene.com that he wants to make up for the lost time and peform three fights in 2022.
December 28, 2021: Thurman told FightHub TV that he is looking to challenge either of the three Welterweight champions – Errol Spence, Yordenis Ugas or Terrance Crawford – by July 2022.
December 21, 2021: Barrios said in an interview that he is excited for his welterweight debut and believes that fight with Thurman will be an all-out war.
December 21, 2021: Thurman said in an interview that he can’t wait to compete again, as he returns from 2 years hiatus.
December 19, 2021: Thurman vs Barrios bout is announced for February 5, 2022 in Los Angeles to headline FOX PBC PPV. Leo Santa Cruz vs Keenan Carbajal, Abel Ramos vs Josesito Lopez and Carlos Castro vs Luis Nery are also announced for the event.