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Keith Thurman-Mario Barrios Set For February Headline Fight

A battle of former world champions is set to headline in February as Keith Thurman takes on Mario Barrios in Las Vegas.

Former champions Keith Thurman and Mario Barrios will square off in February.

The two will headline the February 5 card from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, Leo Santa Cruz takes on Keenan Carbajal.

Both Thurman and Barrios will look to rebound from their first career defeats with statement victories on February 5 to put them back on the path toward another world title.
 
Thurman will be returning to the ring after a 30-month absence, which is the longest of his career. Barrios will be testing himself at 147-pounds for the first time in his pro career and against one of the best and most experienced welterweights in the sport.
 
“This is one of the most exciting and intriguing cards from top to bottom that I’ve seen in a long time. Keith Thurman and Mario Barrios will be looking to do whatever they can to get a big win in this fight,’’ said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Leo Santa Cruz is also sure to be highly motivated in his ring return and I expect that he will come with added intensity against Keenan Carbajal.
 
“In addition to those fights, everyone knows the fireworks that Abel Ramos and Josesito Lopez, plus Luis Nery and undefeated Carlos Castro, bring to the ring. It’s going to be a special night for boxing fans on February 5 live from Las Vegas on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View.’’
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