Sullivan Barrera wants revenge for Cuba, calls out Pascal
This past Saturday night Sullivan Barrera improved his record to 16-0 with 11 knockouts when he stopped Hakim Zoulikha in the 8th round of their fight at the Mandalay Events Center. On the same card, former champion Jean Pascal won a hard fought decision over Yunieksy Gonzalez of Cuba.
Barrera has been looking for a big fight and after taking a short rest, he plans to return to Big Bear and resume training with Abel Sanchez.
“I wanted to fight Pascal and after he beat my countryman I want to fight him even more. I proved once again with my fight against Zoulikha that I will stand and trade and put on a show for the fans. I want Pascal next,” said Barrera.
The 33-year-old Barrera suffered a nasty head butt that required stitches but should be ready to return to the ring before the end of the year. He said that he wants Pascal next and is willing to travel to make the fight happen.
“I have no problem going to Canada. November, December, whenever Pascal is ready to fight I am here to prove I an the best light heavyweight and get the victory for Cuba and all of the Latinos.
“Pascal ducked me once so let’s see if he takes my challenge this time. Let’s do it in Montreal on HBO. I’m not worried about the judges. I am knocking him out,” Barrera stated.
Victor Ortiz — Arrested at Kenny Chesney Concert … Assault with Deadly Weapon
Boxer Victor Ortiz — a former WBC Welterweight champ — was arrested at the Kenny Chesney concert in Pasadena this weekend for assault with a deadly weapon … TMZ Sports has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us … witnesses say Oritz and his brother were at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night to see Chesney and Jason Aldean when they got into a verbal altercation with another man. We’re told things escalated and it turned physical.
We’re told … the alleged victim was on the ground at one point and Victor allegedly kicked him when he was down.
Cops arrested Ortiz and his brother during the concert for assault with a deadly weapon — the weapon being Victor’s foot.
Ortiz was booked and was later released on $30,000 bail.
Ortiz was on “Dancing with the Stars” and is also an actor who appears in “Southpaw” … which premiered in theaters on Friday.
We’ve reached out to Ortiz for comment — so far, no word back.
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