On his mindset the week of the fight.
“Honestly, I don’t think it’s anything new or particular to me,” Barry said. “I think most guys feel this, but they won’t tell you. Hell man, I can admit it. It’s the week of the fight; I don’t want to fight no more. You know? [Laughs] It’s like all of a sudden, the idea of fighting is very stupid.”
On getting punched in the face.
“I don’t know about you, but I had to go six, seven weeks wiping my a– with my left hand. I don’t ever want to experience that again. That’s impossible,” said Barry. “That hurt. It hurt a lot. Pain is not my friend. I’m not one of these guys where I’m like, ‘Ah, getting punched in the face turns me on!’ Not me. I don’t like it at all.”
On the mental aspect of letting his broken hand go in a fight.
“I’ve hit people with it in practice, but to this day I still haven’t hit someone with it in small gloves in an actual fight,” Barry explained. “You can practice all day, but we don’t go all out, hit each other in the head with small gloves. Am I little worried that a part of me will be a little afraid to let it go? Yeah. That’s always going to be there, and I can say that. I’m not some tough guy.”
On Joey Beltran.
“He’s not the most athletic guy, and he’s not the most explosive guy, but what he does do he does really well,” said Barry. “And no matter what you hit him with he never falls down. He continually comes forward. I’ve been saying that he’s a zombie. He’s a living zombie, just coming forward. It’s going to be a sniper versus a zombie.”