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BarrientesTwins Return to the Ring

Saturday, April 17th From Los Angeles!

(April 9th) Undefeated cruiserweight contenders Efetobor Apochi and Deon Nicholson will meet in a 12-round WBA title eliminator headlining a special one-hour FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims LIVE on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, April 17 from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Center in Los Angeles.


The FOX PBC Fight Night Prelims telecast begins at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and will serve as the lead-in to FOX PBC Fight Night live on FOX and headlined by former WBC Super Welterweight Champion Tony Harrison against Bryant Perrella in the main event.


Super bantamweight teenage twins Chávez “The Beast” Barrientes and Ángel “AK-47” Barrientes will serve as swing bouts in separate fights.


The event is promoted by TGB Promotions.


A native of Nigeria who now trains with renowned coach Ronnie Shields in Texas, Apochi (10-0, 10 KOs) has knocked out all of his opponents since turning pro in 2016. The 32-year-old added three stoppages to his tally in 2019, including an impressive knockout over tough prospect Earl Newman in May of that year. Apochi most recently delivered a third-round stoppage over Joe Jones in November 2020 on FS1.


The 30-year-old Nicholson (14-0, 13 KOs) earned a career-best victory over Earl Newman in February 2020, earning a 10-round unanimous decision. Fighting out of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Nicholson scored knockout victories in his first 12 pro fights, and most recently knocked out Juan Reyna in December 2020.


Chávez Barrientes (5-0, 4 KOs) is one half of a brother duo with a brilliant future in boxing. The 18-year-old Barrientes was born in Honolulu, Hawaii but now lives and trains in Las Vegas. He is coming off a knockout victory over Paul Carroll in his most recent fight last December.


The younger twin by 13 minutes, Ángel Barrientes (4-1, 3 KOs) had an impressive amateur career, winning 14 national tournaments and three international. The 18-year-old turned pro in November 2019, winning his first three fights before dropping a December 2020 contest to Travon Lawson.


For more on ony Tony Harrison versus Bryant Perrella  (click here)

Barrientes Brothers First Twin Boxers 

To Become Fashion Models

Grace Louis Vuitton Website With Rapper 21 Savage!

(April 7th) Angel and Chavez Barrientes, the energetic twin boxing brothers from Las Vegas, have made their way to the fashion world by becoming legitimate high level fashion models, as the dynamic duo are showcased with rapper 21 Savage on the front page of Louis Vuitton’s website, showcasing the global brand’s Watercolor Summer Collection.


Virgil Abloh, Louis Vuitton’s creative director, created the men’s ‘21 capsule collection, driven by the west coast skate culture in California. The wardrobe is underlined with vibrant colors and numerous fashion pages have showcased the pieces on social media, gaining international exposure.


The Barrientes Twins, who are of Mexican and Filipino descent, made the cut of over 1,000 other models when auditioning for the shoot. The twosome fight under the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) banner and are scheduled to fight on national television sometime in June.


“It’s quite amazing that we were chosen to be part of this historic photo shoot when we auditioned,” said Chavez Barrientes, who along with his twin brother, is only 18-years old. “Louis Vuitton is a global brand so to be featured on their website with 21 Savage is incredible. Our focus remains to become world champions in boxing, but it's nice to have a lucrative modeling career to go alongside with it.”


“I never thought in a million years that I would become a fashion model with my brother,” stated Angel Barrientes with a big smile. “The fact that we got compensated to take some photos is mind boggling, but very cool at the same time. I’m going to take this newfound fame and run with it but remain humble while on the journey.”


"To see my boys on the front page of Louis Vuitton's website with 21 Savage has taken their brand to another level." said Richard Barrientes, father and trainer of the twins. "The photo shoot is trending on social media and they are getting a lot of positive feedback. 21 Savage and Louis Vuitton have over 50 million followers on Instagram so you can imagine the amount of calls I've been getting. This is great for boxing."


This is the first time in boxing history that two prize fighters are about to become high end fashion models, globally recognized in an entirely different market, the fashion world. The popularity of the Barrientes Twins is going to skyrocket as they continue fight on PBC on FOX, in addition to traveling around the globe doing photo shoots for international brands. The photo shoot has already gained international recognition as many of the top fashion publications are posting on their Instagram and social media pages.


“Fighting for the PBC is truly a catalyst to provide opportunities for these young fighters.” stated Bob Santos, who manages the Barrientes twins. “Fighting on a global stage has enabled the Barrientes twins to work with Louis Vuitton, one of the most iconic brands in the world, which will help boxing reach a diverse

multitude of people. Boxing has the potential to be seen by millions of more people because of the twins."

(Angel Barrientes, manager Bob Santos, and Chavez Barrientes, pose at the Pound-4-Pound boxing gym in Las Vegas. Photo by Dominic Dominguez / Team Barrientes)

In the fashion world, the Barrientes Twins are represented by Samuel Zakuto, Oscar Garnica and Gaspard Lukali of NEXT Management, the leading global fashion management agency, connecting top talent in fashion and entertainment with prominent international brands. Founded by Faith Kates & Joel Wilkenfeld, NEXT Management has offices located in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Miami.

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