Berry In Risky UBO Title-Defense Against Ibarra                 

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March 22, 2021 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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Not much more than a week after scoring his twentieth pro victory, Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) All-America Welterweight Champion Brandon Berry has announced that he will be defending his title on April 17 in Derry, New Hampshire.


Berry took his record to 20-5-2 (13) on March 13 with a unanimous decision over Agustin Cicero in a non title fight, and now he is ready to put his UBO belt on the line in the same venue where he won it last November, the New England Sports Center.

The challenger will be a risky proposition for “The Cannon”, as he will face something of an enigma in Gael Ibarra, 5-2 (4), on a show promoted by Granite Chin Promotions.

According to BoxRec, Ibarra turned professional at fifteen in Mexico, fighting the much older and more experienced Marcos Cardenas (18-6-1) in a ten round fight. Not unexpectedly, the teenager lost, but did well to last into the fifth round.


Still only seventeen, Ibarra will turn eighteen four days before his big fight. It is possible that he had pro bouts before he faced Cardenas which are not listed on BoxRec, but he also lost his second recorded fight, in March of 2019. Since then he has gone undefeated in five, with four wins inside the distance.

So Berry (33) will be facing a hungry and confident challenger, a young man who has been given an opportunity to firmly kick-start his career if he can upset the favorite.

Born in Douglas, Arizona, this will be Ibarra´s first pro fight across the border, having fought exclusively in Mexico so far. No doubt he will be aiming to enter the US scene with a statement-performance on April 17.

It is hard to find a better example of “Experience vs. Youth”, and the champion must be praised for not playing things safe in his first title-defense.








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