“Fu**in Up Those Plans” – Mario Barrios Issues a Stern Warning to Gervonta Davis

Published 06/25/2021, 10:30 AM EDT


This Saturday, one of the prime young guns of boxing, Gervonta Davis, will move up to the super-lightweight roster. He will go toe-to-toe against Mario Barrios in this 12-round WBA super-lightweight title fight.

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As this contest is one of the most career-defining fights for ‘Tank’, he’s ready to pull off a thriller once he gets inside the ring on June 26th. But prior to their fight taking place, at the pre-fight press conference, Barrios took a cosmic jibe at Davis, eventually scoring a win in the verbal war.

Michael Benson shared this video from SHOWTIME Boxing’s press event. In this conference, Davis first said, “When I’m victorious, I should be up there.”

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Barrios later stated, “I mean, I should be. But, Leonard Ellerbe said they have big plans for him. And I fully intend you know on fu***in up those plans come Saturday.”

Though ‘El Azteca’ is one of the most skillful technicians in the 140-pound roster, he hasn’t stayed in the limelight like Davis.

‘Tank’ is one high-voltage boxer who has a colossal fan base. In just a short span of time, he has risen to the peak of his game and has amassed global fame and attention. Now, on Saturday night, the hungry 26-year-old will look to fulfill his wish of conquering the WBA super-lightweight strap.

Barrios is undoubtedly the toughest opponent for Gervonta Davis. However, despite the size disadvantage, the smaller boxer, ‘Tank’, will be the favorite.

Can Gervonta Davis smother Mario Barrios in the biggest fight of his life?

Davis, an offensive fighter in a genuine sense, looks to annihilate every opponent he faces. This is principally why his knockout ratio stands at 95.83%.

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Considering how he’s gone about his career, it’s safe to say that ‘Tank’ will bring in his A-game for this battle. If Barrios allows his adversary to take control of the ring, Davis will knock him out in a flash. Hence, it’ll be intriguing to see how this contest plays out.

Watch this story – 5 Things You Need To Know About Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios

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Who do you think will win? Can Barrios live up to his words and thwart Davis’ plans?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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