Story and photos by Pepe Rodriguez
Today before a large group of media representatives the official presentation was made of Mariana Juarez as the first Mexican female fighter to pose for Playboy Magazine in the Mexico-version of its August issue. Wearing a beautiful black dress, Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez posed for many cameras next to the cover of the magazine.
“For me it was really an honor that this prestigious magazine has offered me the opportunity to appear on its pages,” said Mariana after the press conference.
But “La Barby” made it clear that in no way will this activity affect her performance in the ring. “It was hard work to get where I am. I have many goals to achieve in boxing. I always prepare 100% for each fight and am looking to retire possibly in two more years.”
Regarding plans for her next bout, Mariana said she has received several offers and will consider each of them along with her promoter Dr. Fausto Garcia, who is the President of Boxeo de Gala Promotions.