Mario Barrios towered over Devis Boschiero in the ring in every which way Saturday night, and took a giant step forward to a 130-pound world title shot in the process.
Cornermen are paid to not only train their fighters but to believe completely in their capabilities and future potential. Needless to say, trainer Bob Santos is all-in on one of his young charges, 21-year-old Mario Barrios.
By the time he enters the ring against Devis Boschiero on Saturday, Mario Barrios will have spent nearly a month developing a champion’s mentality at the Las Vegas home of two-division title winner Robert Guerrero.
Some boxers say they live to fight, yet many do so just once or twice a year. At the opposite end of the activity spectrum is Mario Barrios.