Boxing’s welterweight division features some of the most elite fighters in the sport. Two former champions will look to bring himself back to the top of it, as Keith Thurman faces off against Mario Barrios on February 5.
A former WBA welterweight champion, Thurman made his pro debut in 2007. He won the interim title against Diego Chaves in 2013 and defended it three times. Promoted to regular champion in 2015, he defended that version of the belt five times against fighters like Robert Guerrero, Luis Collazo, Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, and Josesito Lopez. Against Garcia, Thurman won the WBC welterweight title.
Multiple injuries forced Thurman to miss time over the last few years. After the Lopez fight in January 2019, he fought Manny Pacquiao in July of that year. Thurman lost the WBA title to Pacquiao via split decision. He went through another surgery following that fight but is now healthy and ready to fight for titles again.
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 at the hands of Gervonta Davis back in June 2021, losing the title in the process.
Here’s all the information you need to watch the Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios fight card.
When is the Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios fight?
- Date: February 5, 2022
- PPV start time: 9 p.m. ET
- Thurman-Barrios main event: midnight (approximately)
Fans will get a chance to watch Keith Thurman’s return against Mario Barrios on February 5. The pay-per-view main card will begin at 9 p.m. ET. Thurman and Barrios are expected to make their way to the ring around midnight ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios
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.
How much does Thurman vs. Barrios cost?
- FOX SPORTS PPV (U.S.): $74.99
PBC’s Keith Thurman vs. Mario Barrios card will cost about $75 on pay-per-view. You can order on traditional pay-per-view platforms, the FOX SPORTS app, or FITE.tv.
Where is Thurman vs. Barrios taking place?
Keith Thurman will be facing Mario Barrios from inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman vs. Barrios odds
According to the Fanduel Sportsbook, Mario Barrios is the +146 underdog, meaning a $100 wager will result in a $146 profit. Thurman is the -186 favorite, meaning, a $186 wager will result in a $100 profit.
For bettors in Canada, Thurman is the -176 favorite, with Barrios the +130 underdog according to Sports Interaction.
Keith Thurman record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: November 23, 1988
- Height: 5-7 1/2
- Reach: 68 inches
- Record: 29-1, one contest with 22 knockouts
Mario Barrios record, bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: May 18, 1995
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 71 inches
- Record: 26-1 with 17 knockouts
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