Mario Barrios is a proud son of Isabel Soto, who has forgiven his biological father, Mario Barrios Sr.

Mario Barrios says passing down his name to his children might be difficult because of his childhood trauma held by the name.


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Mario Barrios is a 29-year-old lightweight professional boxer from San Antonio, Texas, born to parents Isabel Soto and Mario Barrios Sr.

The boxer had his share of chaos because of his drunkard father, who would beat his mom under the influence of alcohol but became a caring person when sober.

However, Mario could not meet with Mario Barrios Sr. after his birth since his father was in prison for the homicide charges of Mario’s year-old sister.

So, his mother, Isabel, looked after him and his older sister, Selina Barrios, also a professional boxer.

Maybe Mario was too young to understand the gravity of the loss, as he said he had forgiven his biological father, who recently came out of prison in October 2020.

As Mario mentioned in an interview, his benevolence is due to the love and strength of his mother and grandmother.

Isabel Soto, the inspiration of Mario Barrios and his other three sisters

The lady behind Mario Barrios, Isabel Soto, is a strong mother who stood by her children’s side even if she had to suffer the violence from her ex-husband, Mario Barrios Sr.

After Mario Sr.’s conviction in 1995, Isabel went on to raise her children, Mario Barrios and Selina, by winning custody from the Racine County Wisconsin Human Services Department.

She moved back to San Antonio, Texas, to her parents’ home, who helped Isabel reorganize her life and create a foundation for Mario Barrios and his sister.

Isabel Soto was born on March 11, 1971, and is 53 years old. She completed her GED to become a medical assistant, but her current occupation remains unclear.

Also, details on whether she has remarried are vague, but sources say she has a husband named Martin Barrios. But she and Mario have yet to confirm the news.

Also, some sites claim Martin to be Mario’s biological father, which is untrue. We have done our research and found nothing to verify that.

Mario Barrios proudly said she has a sister, Selina Barrios, who is two years older than him and has made a name for herself in American professional boxing.

Selina has a 9-year-old daughter, Athena Catalaya Barrios, born on August 29, 2014, who is often featured in Mario’s Instagram posts.

Mario’s siblings list also includes two of his other sisters, but their names are still confidential and unknown from whose side they are.

The only known thing is that one of the two unknown sisters recently graduated.

Additional Information

  • Mario Barrios, full name Mario Thomas Barrios, is 28, born on May 18, 1995.
  • His mother, Isabel, introduced boxing to Mario and Selina when they were seven and nine, respectively.
  • Mario learned about his biological father only when he turned nine years old.
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