After losing to WBA light heavyweight Dmitry Bivol back in March, Sullivan Barrera had to go back to the drawing board.
Barrera might not be fighting for a title in his next fight against Seanie Monaghan, but the Cuban boxer told Fightful in a recent media call that he'll be taking what he learned against Bivol to get his first win since 2017. When Barrera fought Bivol for the WBA title, Barrera managed to take the fight to the 12th round, but was stopped by Bivol.
"Every fight, you're learning. With Bivol, that was a tough fight. I have experience, but every fighter is different. Every style is different. I'm learning by myself, at the gym, and waiting for another opportunity to fight for a title," Barrera said.
Both Barrera and Monaghan have been exchanging Twitter jabs for some time now, but the two fighters do share a mutual respect inside the ring. When asked about his opinion on Monaghan's skills, Barrera believes the two of them share a similar style and that the two will provide an exciting fight for those watching.
"Seanie is a great fighter, a tough fighter. I think he is a good fighter for the boxing fans. We have the same style, we've going to make the fight fun for everyone," Barrera said.
One such fight that previously fell apart was against Barrera earlier this year. Barrera suffered an eye injury during training which forced the fight to be postponed. Now that Barrera is fully healthy, the fight will take place on November 3 and it will headline a boxing card streamed exclusively on Facebook.