After a long hiatus, Keith Thurman will try to get back on the winning track and become a title contender once again. Mario Barrios, entering a new division, hopes to make a name for himself at welterweight. Which man will emerge victorious?
Thurman and Barrios will square off at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas on February 5.
A former WBA welterweight champion, Thurman won the interim title against Diego Chaves in 2013. Promoted to regular champion in 2015, he defended that version of the belt five times against fighters such as Robert Guerrero, Luis Collazo, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia and Josesito Lopez. He faced Manny Pacquiao in July 2019 and lost the title to the legendary fighter. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, and after recent surgery, Thurman appears to be healthy and ready to go.
Barrios made his pro debut in 2013. A WBA super lightweight champion, Barrios successfully defended the title once. His last fight was a TKO loss to Gervonta Davis in June 2021, losing the title in the process.
Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need to watch Saturday’s fight, including channel time, and fight card.
What channel is Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios?
- Live Stream: FOX PPV, FITE.tv
FOX will be broadcasting the fight between Keith Thurman and Mario Barrios. You can watch it on traditional pay-per-view platforms or via the FOX SPORTS app. It will also be available on FITE.tv.
What time does Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios start today?
- PPV start time: 9 p.m. ET
- Thurman-Barrios main event: midnight (approximately)
Fans will have the opportunity to see the return of Keith Thurman against Mario Barrios on February 5. The pay-per-view main event bout will begin at 9 p.m. ET. Thurman and Barrios are expected to enter the ring around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard fights.
Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios fight card
- Keith Thurman vs. Marrio Barrios (main event)
- Leo Santa Cruz vs. Keenan Carbajal
- Abel Ramos vs. Lucas Santamaria
- Luis Nery vs. Carlos Castro