VS
Late 2024
Potentially

in the United States

Potential contest @ Welterweight
29-2-0
26-0-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBC Interim World Welterweight Championship
WBO Interim World Welterweight Championship

The tape

29
Age
23
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
72" / 183 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

UD 12UD 12TKO 8UD 12TKO 11
Form
KO 10NC 3UD 10
29
Wins
26
18
By KO
20
62
KO%
77
2
Losses
0
1
Stopped
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2018
186
Pro rounds
92

Current rankings @ Welterweight

4
The Ring
7
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Mario Barrios vs Brian Norman Jr preview


When is Barrios vs Norman Jr?

Mario Barrios could take on Brian Norman Jr in late 2024 the United States.

The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit would be 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 kg).

The contest would be for the unified welterweight championship of the world, with the WBC, and WBO belts on the line.

Barrios vs Norman Jr stats

Mario Barrios would step into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Brian Norman Jr would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 26 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knockout.

The stats suggest Norman Jr would have an advantage in power over Barrios, with a 77% knockout percentage compared to Barrios' 62%.

Mario Barrios is the older man by 6 years, at 29 years old.

Barrios has a height advantage of 2 inches over Norman Jr. Despite this, Norman Jr has a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Mario Barrios and Brian Norman Jr fight out of an orthodox stance.

Barrios is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 years and 2 months earlier than Norman Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 94 more professional rounds, totaling 186 compared to Norman Jr's 92.

Mario Barrios goes into the fight ranked number 4 by The Ring at welterweight.

Brian Norman Jr is currently ranked number 7 by The Ring in the 147lb division.

Barrios vs Norman Jr form

Barrios has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Fabian Andres Maidana on May 4, 2024, by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Yordenis Ugas on September 30, 2023, by unanimous decision in their WBC Interim World Welterweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jovanie Santiago on February 11, 2023, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Alamodome, San Antonio.

Before that, he had been beaten by Keith Thurman on February 5, 2022, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Welterweight eliminator fight at Michelob Ultra Arena, Las Vegas.

He had lost to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis on June 26, 2021, by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at State Farm Arena, Atlanta.

Activity check

Barrios' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 28 days, which means he has been fighting approximately every 8 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.

Norman Jr's last 3 fights have come over a period of 1 year and 7 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.7 rounds on average.

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