Jorge Rodrigo Barrios: “For Me, Boxing is Life”

Jorge Rodrigo Barrios: “For Me, Boxing is Life” |

Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios will have the opportunity to return to do what he loves after years of inconveniences. The Argentinean will step into the ring this Saturday against the also experienced Jonathan Barros at the Villa Carlos Paz Arena, in Córdoba, Argentina.

At 44 years of age, he returns to boxing in a fight that is an uncertain bet, but he shows a lot of confidence and motivation. He has gone through hard times, he has faced jail but his only reason to keep hope has always been the sport he loves.

“Eleven years ago I was punished by life for behavioural problems. I carried it for 10 years, I had judicial punishment, social punishment and a self punishment”, said the Argentinean in an interview with “No Puedes Jugar Boxeo” (You cannot play boxing), with journalist Martin Coggi.

“I went through a very hard time but now I am letting go and flying to happiness. For me, boxing is life,” assured the veteran.

About his fight, it will be the first time that two Argentine former world champions will face each other, according to data reported in the interview, which adds a historical twist to his fight with Barros.

“It’s very good to be able to present a show to the public even if they can’t see it the arena. It is very good to give a quality fight like the one we will have”, stressed “Hiena”.

“I always knew that this moment would come to be ready for a good fight. A few days ago I said to myself ‘I already paid for it, I paid for it more than enough, with jail, two years and three months locked up in a maximum security prison’. I thank justice because it taught me a lesson and I never lost hope,” said a very grateful Barrios for this new opportunity to fight.

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