BK Record: 3-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Pro Box Record: 1-0-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Justin Ibarrola Sanchez or Justin Ibarrola as he's better known, enters the Squared Circle from the world of traditional boxing. With a shiny combat sports record of 3-0, the Boca Raton-based striker eats, sleeps and breathes fighting. He is a private trainer at Delray Beach Boxing Club just north of where he stays, and he has the technical skills to show for it.
Breaking into the BKFC scene, he has put those technical abilities on display with unanimous wins over Gilberto Aguilar and Anthony Foye. Ibarrola has the cardio to comfortably go the distance and he seems to prefer doing so. With no flashy knockouts to date and carefully selected power shots coming from the tactician, he has solid fundamentals and sticks very well to a game plan.
Ibarrola works with Bryce Henry and refers to him as a big brother in interviews. Despite the two having very different styles, the two are easily comparable. Neither one seems to have a weak spot in their game, and they are both eyeing the very tops of their respective divisions.
Justin sees himself as the future of bare-knuckle fighting and isn't afraid to put this message out there. The kid talks his talk but more than backs it up and manages to stay extremely humble while exuding confidence.
His best friend and favorite training partner is his pit bull Creed, named after the spinoff of the Rocky film series. Look for patience and a masterclass of boxing fundamentals to be on display anytime Justin Ibarrola toes the line and all 135/145ers should be on notice as he looks to break into the rankings.