Birthdate 1989-02-26
Division welterweight
Stance southpaw
Alias El Zurdo / La Joya
Residence SaltaSaltaArgentina

Sampson Boxing Signs Argentina’s Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo to a Promotional Agreement

Sampson Boxing proudly announces the signing of Argentinean welterweight slugger Cesar Miguel “La Joya” Barrionuevo to an exclusive long-term promotional contract.

Barrionuevo (30-3-2, 20 KOs), from Salta, Argentina, first caught the eye of promoter Sampson Lewkowicz in January of this year, when he scored a devastating one-punch KO of capable Dominican contender Azael Cosio in the quarter finals of the World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight tournament.

In a dominant performance, Barrionuevo had Cosio down once each in the first, second and fourth rounds then down twice in the fifth, the last of which was a single left hook that put Cosio to sleep.

In his seven-year professional career, the 27-year-old southpaw Barrionuevo has already held the Argentina (FAB) Welterweight and WBC Latino Welterweight Championships. The Cosio KO was the only time he has ventured outside his native Argentina to fight.

“I am happy to be joining Sampson Lewkowicz and his company,” said Barrionuevo. “I am ready to fight anyone in the world at 147 lbs and with him, I can get the fights I want. I have always said I just need the opportunities and I will do the rest.”

Lewkowicz, an expert at finding hidden boxing talent in foreign markets, says Barrionuevo has what it takes to be a top contender.

“He is 27 years old and still getting better with every fight,” said Lewkowicz. “Cesar is a talent who is coming to the North American market to make trouble for any champion or top contender in the division. I am working on finding him a big fight to showcase his skills. He won’t be unknown for long once that happens.”