Bar­riga on right track

Tempo - - Sports - By NICK GIONGCO

Lon­don Olympian Mark An­thony Bar­riga, who vies for the world ti­tle on Dec. 1 in Los An­ge­les, is right on track in his buildup for his shot at star­dom.

No less than reign­ing world cham­pion Jer­win An­ca­jas swears that the crafty fighter is not only near­ing peak form but mov­ing like a true win­ner.

“He is sim­ply mak­ing us feel very con­fi­dent about his chances of win­ning,” said An­ca­jas in Pilipino from their train­ing camp in Ma­gal­lanes, Cavite.

An­other key fig­ure in Bar­riga’s camp echoed An­ca­jas’ sen­ti­ments.

“His weight is down to about 112 lbs,” said for­mer na­tional am­a­teur team mem­ber Delfin Bo­holst, Bar­riga’s con­di­tion­ing coach.

Bar­riga bat­tles Mex­i­can-Amer­i­can Car­los Li­cona at the Sta­ples Cen­ter for the va­cant In­ter­na­tional Box­ing Fed­er­a­tion (IBF) min­i­mumweight crown.

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