Unbeaten rising contender Mario Barrios (19-0, 11 KOs) will battle Naim Nelson (13-3, 1KO) in a 10-round
super lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and
BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 19 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in
Televised coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will feature an eight-round matchup between
unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) and Adam Lopez (8-0, 3 KOs) plus
undefeated prospect Earl Newman (10-0, 7 KOs) taking on Paul Parker (8-2, 4 KOs) in an eight-round
light heavyweight attraction.
Naim Nelson vs. Mario Barrios
super lightweight, 10RDS
Date: September 19, 2017
Time: 10pm ET on Fox Sports 1
Venue: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.
Stephen Fulton vs. Adam Lopez
Paul Parker vs. Earl Newman
light heavyweight, 8RDS
“I’m thrilled to be fighting once again on FS1 and FOX Deportes, especially as the main event,” said
Barrios. “I have a tough hometown fighter in Naim Nelson standing in my way. My goal is to be explosive
and give the fans a great performance. I’m very thankful for all the opportunities that have come my
way and I’m going to take full advantage of the situation come fight night.”
“I am at a different stage of my career now,” said Nelson. “I have experienced losses, but I learned you
have to keep on fighting. I am the best and most experienced guy Barrios has fought. He’s is a good fighter
and has a good coach in Virgil Hunter. He is tall and that’s what jumps out about him. But being tall is
not everything. I am training hard and I expect a great fight from him.” He makes his third appearance
on FS1 and FOX Deportes on September 19 and his first as the main event.