AIDA SATYBALDINOVA VS SELINA BARRIOS
By Tarrah Zael – ThePrizeFighters.com
Two women who come from completely opposite boxing roads will meet face to face in the ring to defend their lightweight status. Both are currently undefeated. One will have to go home with their first loss.
What better than to have two female warriors guaranteeing to fight each other toe-to-toe in the ring and not back down. That’s what you have in Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios and Aida “Lady Sparta” Satybaldinova who meet at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday July 7. It will be streamed on this web site live. (We will have a link up soon.)
Satybaldinova is known as the female “GGG” and Barrios as the female “Roberto Duran”, both fighters are aggressive, powerful and not afraid to fight.
“I like someone who can give me a good fight and will not run” says Aida.
As for Selina, “Aida comes forward and she likes to exchange. I’m not one to back down and let anyone do whatever they want to me”.
It’s warrior versus warrior.
Selina “Aztec Queen” Barrios (3-0, 1 KO) comes from a history of boxing in her family and impressive amateur experience, with 75 wins and only four losses. She has faced boxing sensation, Mikaela Mayer in the amateurs and defeated her.
Barrios began boxing at the young age of nine years old. Her parents took both her brother and herself to the boxing gym and they stuck with the sport. Her father Martin Barrios trains both Selina and her brother who is an undefeated super lightweight pugilist Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (21-0, 13 KO) at South Park Boxing Academy in San Antonio, Texas.
“I tried for the Olympic trials, but in the amateurs, its all politics. I am not a fan of amateur boxing”, says Selina Barrios. “I got discouraged”.
After some time has passed, her brother, Mario Barrios encouraged Selina to step into the ring again and make a name for herself, but this time in the pros. She confirms his words, ‘all these girls you beat in the amateurs are making a name for themselves. You can too”.
Finally, making the decision to pick back up where she left off, Barrios made her first professional debut in January 2017 with an impressive knockout win in the first round. She now currently holds the NABF female lightweight title and has an undefeated record of 3-0. What is she doing differently to get ready for this fight against her opponent?
“The only thing that changes is the intensity of my training. I don’t change anything,” Barrio says.
“She has a pro-style, she is more of a banger slash boxer,” says Mario Serrano, Barrios’ boxing publicist.
Her battle against fellow undefeated lightweight boxer, Aida “Lady Sparta” Satybaldinova, is scheduled this Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in an eight round lightweight main event.
With her life savings in hand, Aida “Lady Sparta” Satybaldinova (3-0-1) took a chance on her dreams of becoming the first female Kazakhstan world champion. She moved from her home country to the United States on a temporary visa.
Formerly an Olympic competitor in power-lifting, Aida was introduced to boxing by a friend who told her, “you have power, you would be good at this”. When Aida checked out the boxing gym, she was surprised it was a sport that women could compete in and she instantly fell in love with boxing. Making the transition from a power lifter to boxer has been natural for Aida.