Davies and Barroso will fight for the WBA interim title this Saturday
Ohara Davies (25-2) and Ismael Barroso (24-4-2) are set for their WBA super lightweight interim title fight this Saturday in the U.S. in a chief supporting fight to main event between Ryan Garcia and Oscar Duarte Jurado.
All the details are local and can be found below:
Date: Saturday, November 25
Start Time: 1am (Sunday morning for UK)
Venue: Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Rounds: 12×3 championship contest
Titles: WBA Interim World super-lightweight title
Main Event: Ryan Garcia vs Oscar Duarte Jurado
Briton Davies and Venezuela Barroso were called to fight for the interim title after the injury that took the champion Rolando Romero out of action, who is still recovering.
Davies is the mandatory challenger after defeating countryman Lewis Ritson in an eliminator fight last March.
The Londoner comes in on a seven-fight winning streak and has not lost since 2018, which gives the 31-year-old great momentum or this biggest fight of his career.
Barroso is a 40-year-old vet who comes from fighting against Rolando Romero in a bout that was stopped in the ninth round. The stoppage created a lot of debate as Barroso was up on the cards and looked like he could stay in the fight, so now he has been given another shot at the belt.
The Venezuelan is a great knockout man and will try to assert his power from the start, which makes the fight a nice challenge and a great strategic war from both of them.
Tim RicksonBBN Editor: "Ohara has waited for this opportunity so long that I'm convinced he is going to grab it with both hands. Barroso is still a force at this leve, as he proved in his last fight, but if Ohara can use his youth and momentum, then he could get his hand raised."
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