Selina vs Zarina
Selina Barrios vs.Kazahkstan’s Zarina Tsoloyeva
By Uppercut staff
San Antonio’s undefeated super-lightweight Selina "Aztec Queen" Barrios returns to the ring Thursday against a former amateur star out of Kazakhstan.
Barrios (2-0, 1 KO) will face the highly touted Zarina Tsoloyeva (Pro Debut) from Zhaksy, Kazakhstan, in a 4-round bout on Thursday Nov. 2 at the Rayne Civic Center in Louisiana. The card titled "RAYNE RISING" is presented by Bad Chad's Boxncar Promotions.
Barrios is the older sister of undefeated super-lightweight contender, Mario Barrios (20-0, 12 KOs). As an amateur, Selina Barrios had a remarkable record of (80-3), most of which came by stoppage. She has a notable win against USA Olympian and Top Rank fighter, Mikaela Mayer (2-0, 2 KOs), and vows to make a statement against Tsoloyeva.
"Even though Tsoloyeva is making her pro debut, she's a big step up in competition," Barrios said. "She had a great amateur career and I know she's going to be a tough opponent. All I know is I'm going to bring the heat, and show her why I'm the most dangerous fighter in women's boxing."
Barrios is guided by longtime boxing manager, Kerry Daigle, who believes Barrios is one of the most exciting boxers he's seen in years.
"Selina has that fighting style that every boxing fan loves," said Kerry Daigle. "She's nonstop action every time she steps in the ring. I haven't seen a fighter like her in a long time, male or female. She has that special something that you can't explain but you know is extraordinary. She's in a very competitive fight, against a very skilled fighter in Zarina Tsoloyeva. When I asked her if she was willing to fight such a decorated amateur fighter, she said yes, with no hesitation. That's what I love about Selina, she's ready to fight anyone, anywhere."