Mario Barrios Scores Unanimous Decision Against Devis Boschiero

Undefeated rising super featherweight contender Mario Barrios (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated former title challenger Devis Boschiero (39-5-1, 21 KOs) by unanimous decision (120-107 X 3) in the 12-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions from the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, New Jersey on Saturday. 

From the opening bell, Barrios asserted himself as the aggressor, landing his jab at will and finding his distance early. 

“Initially, my game plan was to work the jab and see what would open (Boschiero) up,” Barrios said during the post-fight interview. “But as the rounds went by he didn’t seem like he was going to come at me. He just didn’t seem to want any action.” 

Barrios vs. Boschiero

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A very tall super featherweight at more than six-feet, the 21-year-old Barrios proved difficult for the stocky Boschiero to reach. However, near the end of the second round, the experienced Italian found a rare opening and landed several punches that briefly put Barrios on his heels.

In round three, Barrios regained control and coasted throughout the middle rounds, largely due to Boschiero’s hesitation to engage. 

Mario Barrios

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In round 12, Barrios scored the only knockdown of the fight, but Boschiero was able to get back to his feet and used the final seconds of the fight to execute his best combination of the night.

The victorious Barrios is now looking for a shot at the super featherweight title.

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