Sullivan Barrera to Fight Paul Parker on HBO Latino on April 15

By Mike Sloan Mar 30, 2017
Sullivan Barrera will return to the ring on April 15 when he takes on Paul Parker in a 10-round light heavyweight bout. The pairing will serve as the main event of HBO Latino Boxing in conjunction with Mohegan Sun’s Rising Stars Boxing Series.

Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs) is looking to build upon his sensational knockout of previously-unbeaten Vyacheslav Shabranskyy last December. The Cuban made his pro debut in 2009 and quickly ascended the ranks. The only loss he has suffered came at the hands of top-three pound-for-pound entrant Andre Ward last March.

“I’m excited to be back on HBO,” Barrera said. “It has been a tough start to the year for me but I’ve been in the gym working and ready for this opportunity. It is another step towards the ultimate goal of contending for a world title. My opponent is a very good boxer we have studied him in the gym and are ready for everything he will bring come April 15.”

Parker (8-1, 4 KOs) will be in the biggest fight of his life and though he hasn’t faced a ton of opposition as of yet, he’s taken some quality opponents thus far. The only loss on his ledger is a third-TKO at the hands of Shabranskyy in June 2015. He’s since rebounded with a decision win over Lionell Thompson.

Televised coverage begins on HBO Latino beginning at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with a with a ten-round middleweight battle between Arif Magomedov (18-1, 11 KOs) and Elias Espadas (13-3, 8 KOs).

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