On May 11, 2019, Mario Barrios faced off against Juan Jose Velasco in a 10-round super lightweight bout. This fight was broadcast live on FOX from EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Virginia as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series.
Barrios wasted no time taking control of the fight. In the second round, Barrios landed a brutal left to the body followed by a right hook. The pain from they body shot set in for Velasco after a few seconds, at which time he took a knee and never recovered.
Barrios adds another victory to his unblemished record with a second-round knockout. His record improves to 24-0 (16 KOs).
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