Mark Anthony Barriga Enters World Ranking

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Just one year after he decided to turn pro, former Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga entered the IBF (International Boxing Federation) latest world ranking at 105 pounds / minimumweight divsion. Barriga who outclassed Joel Taduran to earn 10 round unanimous decision in Sablayan Mindoro on July 22 finds his name at the 14th position.
24 year-old Barriga, who is under Jason Soong Boxing Promotions has an unblemished record of 6 wins with 1 knockout. He competes as a light-flyweight as an amateur, Barriga represented Philippines at the 2012 London Olympics, reaching the round of 16 as a light-flyweight.
IBF world minimumweight title is currently held by Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0,6) of Japan. He won the title with 12 round unanimous decision over Mexican Jose Argumedo on July 23 in Tokyo Japan.

Pow Chat Sports with Olympian Mark Anthony Barriga

Pow Salud spent a brief moment with Mark Anthnony Barriga before his fourth professional match.
We can see why he is already an accomplished and well known boxer. Aside from his boxing skills, he smoothly answers all questions with confidence and certainty. He may just be the next big thing in boxing!
Check out the interview we had with former Olympian boxer Marc Anthony Barriga in this edition of Pow Chat Sports.

Mark Anthony Barriga’s Advice to Amateurs who want to be Professional Boxers

Mark Anthony Barriga is a pretty accomplished amateur boxer, having won gold medal in the SEA games and bronze in the Asian Games. He is already one of the well known boxers in the Philippines.
As he turns pro, he shares some advice and tells us about what it takes for an amateur fighter like him become a pro.