Marco Antonio Barrera
|Marco Antonio Barrera|
Barrera in 2012
|Real name||Marco Antonio Barrera|
|Nickname(s)||Baby-Faced Assassin , El Barreta|
|Rated at||Super Flyweight
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
January 17, 1974 |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Wins by KO||44|
Marco Antonio Barrera (born January 17, 1974 in Mexico City) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He has won numerous world titles in three different weight classes; he is a former two-time WBO super-bantamweight, Lineal/WBC/The Ring featherweight, and WBC/IBF super-featherweight champion.
Barrera ranks #43 on ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers Of All-Time.
- 1 Amateur career
- 2 Professional career
- 2.1 Super-flyweight
- 2.2 Super-bantamweight
- 2.3 Featherweight
- 2.4 Super-featherweight
- 2.5 Lightweight
- 3 Professional boxing record
- 4 Titles in boxing
- 5 Outside the ring
- 6 References
- 7 External links
As an amateur, Barrera had a record of 104–4 and was a five-time Mexican national champion. Before losing his first amateur contest, Barrera had an undefeated record of 56–0.
Barrera made his professional debut at 15 when he defeated Leonilo Embuestro Jr. of Philippines by a knockout in round two on November 22, 1989. The victory marked the beginning of a 43 fight win streak.
In 1990, Barrera had seven fights, including his first rise in quality opposition, when he defeated veteran Iván Salazar, by a decision in eight rounds. In 1991, he had seven more fights, defeating boxers Abel Hinojosa, Javier Díaz and others.
Barrera began 1992 by winning his first professional title, defeating Justino Suárez by a decision in twelve rounds to win the Mexican Super Flyweight Championship. He retained the title three times before the end of the year which helped improved his ranking in the Super Flyweight division. He defeated Abner Barajas by a decision in ten rounds, and Angel Rosario by a knockout in six rounds.
In 1993, Barrera had six bouts, winning each. He defeated Salazar in a rematch and retained his title against Noe Santillana and among others.
By 1994, Barrera was attending University to become a lawyer and also continued his boxing career. On April 13, he defeated future champion Carlos Salazar by a ten round decision in Argentina. He also defeated former world champion Eddie Cook before the end of the year.
First world title
Barrera began 1995 by fighting for a world title. On March 31, he became the WBO super-bantamweight champion by defeating Puerto Rican boxer Daniel Cobrita Jiménez by a decision in twelve rounds at Anaheim, California. By this time, many boxing journalist were calling Barrera "Mexico's next Julio César Chávez."
He made four defenses before the year was over. On June 2, 1995, he defeated future champion Frank Toledo via second round knock out. Barrera knocked Toledo down twice before the fight was stopped.
On February 6, 1996, he fought on the first installment of HBO Boxing's spin-off series "HBO Boxing After Dark." In one of the fights of the year, Barrera stopped Kennedy McKinney in 12 rounds, knocking him down five times whilst suffering one knockdown himself.
Defeat to Junior Jones
On November 22, 1996, he suffered his first career loss and lost his title to American boxer Junior Jones, by a disqualification in round five. Barrera was knocked down in Round 5 by Jones, and was declared the loser by disqualification and not by knockout because Barrera's cornerman climbed onto the ring to stop the fight as Jones was finishing Barrera.
On April 18, 1997, he was given a chance to regain his title, facing Jones in a rematch in Las Vegas. Barrera was defeated by a unanimous decision that pro-Barrera boxing fans thought was controversial, but retired from boxing nonetheless regardless of the opinions of his die-hard fans.
Barrera announced a comeback in 1998 (a year later, and he started off by defeating Angel Rosario by a knockout in round five. After two more wins, he was given another opportunity to fight for a world title by the WBO. On October 31, he became a two-time world Super Bantamweight Champion by defeating Richie Wenton by a knockout in three rounds, winning the WBO's vacant title.
In 1999, he had two title defenses and then he ran into controversy. On December 18, he defeated César Najera in four rounds at California. But upon finding out that Najera had a losing record and was part of Barrera's team, the California State Athletic Commission decided to rule the fight a no contest bout.
Barrera vs. Morales I
In February 2000, Barrera was defeated by the WBC Super Bantamweight title holder Erik Morales by a controversial 12 round split decision. It was an intense battle in which both fighters were cut and battered. Ring Magazine named it the fight of the year.
After the bout, the WBO reinstated Barrera as their champion and he defended the title three additional times. On June 17, 2000, he defeated Luiz Freitas (19–1–0) by first round knockout. In his next bout, he defeated José Luis Valbuena (18–1–1) by twelve round unanimous decision. On December 1, 2000, he scored a sixth round knockout over former world champion Jesús Salud.
Barrera vs. Hamed
In 2001, Barrera moved up in weight division. On April 7, he handed British boxer Naseem Hamed his first and only loss for the Lineal Featherweight Championship by a twelve-round decision. Before the fight, Hamed was a 3 to 1 betting favorite in Las Vegas. Hamed could not hit Barrera with his trademark lefts as Barrera circled to his left and worked both head and body. Barrera was not a fan of Hamed's antics and responded to Hamed's punches during clinches. On one occasion early in the fight, Hamed grabbed Barrera and they both fell to the ground where Barrera threw a right jab, leading to a warning from referee Joe Cortez. In the 12th and final round Barrera trapped Hamed in a full nelson and forced his head into the turnbuckle, resulting in a point deducted by referee Joe Cortez. Ultimately, Barrera threw more, harder punches and more impressive combinations than Hamed throughout the course of the fight. Barrera was awarded the victory via a unanimous decision, with the scorecards reading 115–112, 115–112, 116–111 and won the Lineal and IBO Featherweight titles. On September 8, 2001, he defeated former champion Enrique Sánchez by sixth round TKO.
Barrera vs. Morales II
On June 22, 2002, Barrera defeated Morales in a rematch via a unanimous decision, successfully defending his Lineal title and winning Morales' WBC title and the vacant Ring Magazine title. Following the bout, Barrera relinquished the WBC belt. On November 2, he defeated former five-time world champion Johnny Tapia by a 12-round unanimous decision. Barrera then competed in his 60th career fight on 12 April 2003, defeating former WBC title holder Kevin Kelley by knockout in round four.
Barrera vs. Pacquiao I
On November 16, 2003, Barrera was defeated by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in the eleventh round when Barerra's corner threw in the towel, earning Pacquiao his third world championship in third weight division (Barrera was the recognized Lineal champion and his Ring Magazine title was also on the line when he fought Pacquiao). Prior to the bout, it was revealed that Barrera had undergone surgery to repair a cluster of malformed blood vessels in his head. Barrera's training was also interrupted when the "Old Fire" wildfire of 2003 forced his team to evacuate their training facilities located in Big Bear Lake, California and leaving him and his coaches without some of the training equipment he needed (following the evacuation).
Barrera vs. Morales III
On November 27, 2004, Barrera fought Morales for the third time and became a three-division world champion by defeating Morales in a majority decision to capture the WBC Super Featherweight title.
Barrera vs. Juárez
On May 20, 2006, Barrera defended his title against American boxer Rocky Juárez with what was announced immediately after the fight as a twelve-round draw, which the judges scored 115–113, 113–115 and 114–114. However, tabulation errors were found in the judges' scorecards, leading to a final score of 115–114, 114–115 and 115–114, a split decision in favor of Barerra. He fought Juárez in a rematch bout on September 16, this time Barrera won by a unanimous decision with scores of (117–111, 115–113, 115–113).
Barrera vs. Márquez
On March 17, 2007 Barrera lost his WBC Super Featherweight title to fellow Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Márquez by unanimous decision. Barrera claimed that the judges and referee were wrong, because he knocked down Márquez in the seventh round and the referee ruled it a slip.
Barrera vs. Pacquiao II
Barrera fought Pacquiao in a rematch bout for the WBC International Super Featherweight title on October 6, 2007 in Las Vegas. Barrera was defeated by a unanimous decision with scores of 118–109, 118–109, 115–112. After the match, Barrera expressed his desire to retire from boxing, however no official confirmation had been given. On February 13, 2008, Barrera announced to the media that he would fight the winner of the Márquez vs. Pacquiao bout on March 15. The winner of this turned out to be Pacquiao, in a highly disputed split decision. However, Pacquiao's move to the lightweight division and subsequent capture of the WBC Lightweight title ensured that a third fight between the two would not happen.
Marco Antonio Barrera, at 35, ended his brief retirement and signed a five-year contract on August 26, 2008 with promoter Don King. He moved up to the lightweight division, his goal to become the first Mexican ever to win a title in 4 different weight divisions.
Barrera vs. Khan
It was announced on January 15, 2009 that Barrera would return to the ring against British boxer Amir Khan. Even with Barrera getting on in years, this was seen to be the biggest test of the young Briton's career thus far. Frank Warren promoted the fight, which took place on March 14, 2009 at the MEN Arena.
Barrera lost the bout by a fifth-round technical decision. In the first round, the two fighters clashed heads, resulting in a deep gash above Barrera's forehead, which bled throughout the bout. Ringside doctors stopped the fight at the beginning of the fifth round due to the severity of the cut. The judges scored the fight 50–45, 50–45 and 50–44 for Khan at the point of stoppage and he was declared the winner by technical decision. However there was some controversy over the time of the stoppage, as Barrera had sustained the cut during the first round and that it would be constantly examined before the referee officially stopped the fight in the fifth round.
On March 26, 2009 as a result of the controversial stoppage timing, Barrera's promoter, Don King, filed a protest with the British Boxing Board of Control, WBA and WBO on behalf of Barrera, claiming the accidental clash of heads should have resulted in the fight being ruled a no-contest. Under the rules governing the bout, had the fight been stopped prior to the end of the fourth round due to the accidental headbutt, the official ruling would have been no contest, requiring an immediate rematch. Referee Dave Parris, however, waited until midway through the fourth round before asking the ringside physician to inspect the wound.
Before this fight, Barrera had fought Freudis Rojas on January 31, 2009 in Zapopan, Jalisco. Rojas was disqualified for a headbutt which left Barrera with a bad cut over his left eye. The cut could have jeopardized Barrera's scheduled bout against Khan. Despite this injury, he recovered in time for his bout with Khan and the fight went ahead regardless.
After the loss, Barrera took a period of inactivity. The former three time world champion fought on June 26, 2010 against Adailton de Jesus of Brazil. The 10 round bout took place at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States. The match was an undercard of the Latin Fury 15 PPV, which featured Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. John Duddy. Marco Antonio Barrera dominated De Jesus for 10 rounds, winning via decision.
Professional boxing record
|67 Wins (44 KOs), 7 Losses (1 KO), 1 No Contest|
|Jose Arias||TKO||2 (10)||2011-02-12||Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco|
|Adailton de Jesus||UD||10 (10)||2010-06-26||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas|
|Amir Khan||TD||5 (12)||2009-03-14||M.E.N. Arena, Manchester||For WBA International & vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight titles.|
|Freudis Rojas||DQ||3 (10)||2009-01-31||Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, Jalisco|
|Sammy Ventura||TKO||4 (12)||2008-11-07||Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China|
|Manny Pacquiao||UD||12 (12)||2007-10-06||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||For WBC International super-featherweight title.|
|Juan Manuel Márquez||UD||12 (12)||2007-03-17||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBC super-featherweight title.|
|Rocky Juarez||UD||12 (12)||2006-09-16||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC super featherweight title.|
|Rocky Juarez||SD||12 (12)||2006-05-20||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Retained WBC super-featherweight title.|
|Robbie Peden||UD||12 (12)||2005-09-17||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBC super-featherweight title.
Won IBF super-featherweight title.
|Win||60-4||Mzonke Fana||KO||2 (12)||2005-04-09||Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas||Retained WBC super-featherweight title.|
|Erik Morales||MD||12 (12)||2004-11-27||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won WBC super-featherweight title.|
|Paulie Ayala||TKO||10 (12)||2004-06-19||Home Depot Center, Carson, California|
|Manny Pacquiao||TKO||11 (12)||2003-11-15||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas||Lost Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.|
|Kevin Kelley||TKO||4 (12)||2003-04-12||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.|
|Johnny Tapia||UD||12 (12)||2002-11-02||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.|
|Erik Morales||UD||12 (12)||2002-06-22||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained Lineal featherweight title.
Won WBC featherweight title.
Won vacant The Ring featherweight title.
|Enrique Sánchez||RTD||6 (12)||2001-09-08||Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada||Retained Lineal featherweight title.|
|Naseem Hamed||UD||12 (12)||2001-04-07||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada||Won Lineal featherweight title.|
|Jesus Salud||TKO||6 (12)||2000-12-01||Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||51-3||Jose Luis Valbuena||TKO||6 (12)||2000-09-09||New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Luiz Freitas||KO||1 (12)||2000-06-17||Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Following the bout, Morales vacated his titles and moved up to featherweight division; Barrera was reinstated as champion by the WBO.|
|Erik Morales||SD||12 (12)||2000-02-19||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada||Lost WBO super-bantamweight title.
For WBC super-bantamweight title.
|Cesar Najera||NC||4 (10)||1999-12-18||Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California||Commission ruled a no-decision bout because
Najera's record could not be confirmed.
|Win||49-2||Pastor Humberto Maurin||UD||12 (12)||1999-08-07||Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||48-2||Paul Lloyd||RTD||1 (12)||1999-04-03||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||47-2||Richie Wenton||TKO||4 (12)||1998-10-31||Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Won vacant WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||46-2||Pedro Javier Torres||TKO||4 (10)||1998-09-26||Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada|
|Win||45-2||Geronimo Cardoz||KO||1 (10)||1998-05-16||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||44-2||Angel Rosario||TKO||5 (10)||1998-02-21||Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Loss||43-2||Junior Jones||UD||12 (12)||1997-04-18||Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada||For WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Loss||43-1||Junior Jones||DQ||5 (12)||1996-11-22||Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida||Lost WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||43-0||Jesse Magana||TKO||10 (12)||1996-09-14||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||42-0||Orlando Fernandez||TKO||7 (12)||1996-07-14||Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Colorado||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||41-0||Jesse Benavides||KO||3 (12)||1996-05-04||Honda Center, Anaheim, California||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||40-0||Kennedy McKinney||TKO||12 (12)||1996-02-03||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||39-0||Eddie Croft||TKO||7 (12)||1995-11-04||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||38-0||Agapito Sánchez||UD||12 (12)||1995-08-22||Civic Center, South Padre Island, Texas||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||37-0||Maui Diaz||TKO||1 (12)||1995-07-15||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||36-0||Frank Toledo||TKO||2 (12)||1995-06-02||Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut||Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||35-0||Daniel Jiménez||UD||12 (12)||1995-03-31||Honda Center, Anaheim, California||Won WBO super-bantamweight title.|
|Win||34-0||Eddie Cook||TKO||8 (12)||1994-12-03||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada||Retained WBA Penta-Continental
|Win||33-0||Jesus Alberto Sarabia||TKO||3 (12)||1994-10-22||Las Vegas, Nevada||Won vacant WBA Penta-Continental
|Win||32-0||Israel Gonzalez||TKO||8 (10)||1994-08-15||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California|
|Win||31-0||Miguel Espinoza||KO||6 (10)||1994-06-24||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California|
|Win||30-0||Carlos Gabriel Salazar||MD||10 (10)||1994-04-13||Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal||WBC super-flyweight Eliminator.|
|Win||29-0||Justo Zuniga||KO||3 (10)||1994-03-01||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California|
|Win||28-0||Alejandro Sanabria||KO||1 (?)||1993-11-27||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||27-0||Eduardo Ramirez||UD||12 (12)||1993-08-28||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Won vacant NABF super-flyweight title.|
|Win||26-0||Elidio Dominguez||KO||1 (10)||1993-07-12||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California|
|Win||25-0||Noe Santillana||UD||12 (12)||1993-05-22||El Toreo de Cartro Caminos, Naucalpan, México||Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||24-0||Facundo Rodriguez||KO||4 (12)||1993-04-10||Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco||Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||23-0||Ivan Salazar||UD||10 (10)||1993-03-01||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California|
|Win||22-0||Angel Rosario||TKO||6 (10)||1992-12-05||El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||21-0||Esteban Ayala||KO||4 (12)||1992-11-09||Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California||Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||20-0||Abner Barajas||PTS||10 (10)||1992-10-02||Guadalajara, Jalisco|
|Win||19-0||Miguel Espinoza||KO||6 (12)||1992-07-11||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||18-0||Jose Felix Montiel||TKO||2 (12)||1992-06-13||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||17-0||Josefino Suarez||UD||12 (12)||1992-04-01||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Won vacant Mexican super-flyweight title.|
|Win||16-0||Miguel Pina||KO||1 (?)||1991-12-07||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||15-0||Javier Diaz||DQ||7 (10)||1991-11-02||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||14-0||Sergio Aguila||TKO||1 (10)||1991-08-31||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||13-0||Jaime Rojas||TKO||6 (?)||1991-06-29||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||12-0||Juan Facundo Lopez||TKO||1 (10)||1991-04-13||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||11-0||Abel Hinojosa||TKO||5 (?)||1991-03-09||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||10-0||Esteban Rodriguez||TKO||4 (?)||1991-02-09||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||9-0||Ivan Salazar||PTS||8 (8)||1990-12-08||Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||8-0||Jose Yanez||TKO||2 (6)||1990-10-13||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||7-0||Pedro Martinez||TKO||2 (?)||1990-10-06||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||6-0||Sebastian Amica||TKO||5 (?)||1990-09-14||Acapulco, Guerrero|
|Win||5-0||Federico Lara||KO||3 (?)||1990-08-04||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||4-0||Oscar Granados||PTS||4 (4)||1990-06-09||Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||3-0||Ignacio Jacome||PTS||4 (4)||1990-05-18||Salamanca, Guanajuato|
|Win||2-0||Federico Lara||TKO||3 (?)||1989-12-16||Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal|
|Win||1-0||David Felix||TKO||2 (4)||1989-11-22||Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Professional debut.|
Titles in boxing
Major World Titles:
- WBO Super Bantamweight Champion (122 lbs)
- (2) WBO Super Bantamweight Champion (122 lbs)
- (3) WBO Super Bantamweight Champion (122 lbs)
- WBC Featherweight Champion (126 lbs)
- WBC Super Featherweight Champion (130 lbs)
- IBF Super Featherweight Champion (130 lbs)
Minor World Titles:
- Mexican Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- NABF Super Flyweight Champion (115 lbs)
- WBA Penta-Continental Super Bantamweight Champion (118 lbs)
Outside the ring
He is currently promoted by Ryan Jenkins.
Since January 2009, Barrera has been a commentator for ESPN Deportes' weekly boxing show "Golpe a Golpe" (Blow by Blow) which airs live on Friday nights on the network. Barrera's co-host is SportsCenter anchor Jorge Eduardo Sanchez. Golpe a Golpe is the lead-in show to ESPN Deportes' popular "Viernes de Combates" (Friday Night Fights) boxing series and is the first ESPN Deportes show dedicated solely to boxing.
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- boxen-artur.de – Encyclopedia
- Marco Antonio Barrera Fight-by-Fight Career Record
- HBO: Fighters: Marco Antonio Barrera Article
- Official website
- Marco Antonio Barrera at the Internet Movie Database
- Professional boxing record for Marco Antonio Barrera from BoxRec
|WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
March 31, 1995 – November 11, 1996
Title last held byKennedy McKinney
|WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
October 31, 1998 – February 19, 2000
Title last held byÉrik Morales
|WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
June 17, 2000 – April 7, 2001
Title next held byAgapito Sánchez
Title last held byJunior Jones
|IBO Featherweight Champion
April 7, 2001–2002
Title next held byNaseem Hamed
|Lineal Featherweight Champion
April 7, 2001 – November 16, 2003
Title last held byAntonio Esparragoza
|The Ring Featherweight Champion
June 22, 2002 – November 16, 2003
|WBC Featherweight Champion
June 22, 2002 – November 16, 2002
Title next held byÉrik Morales
|WBC Super Featherweight Champion
November 27, 2004 – March 17, 2007
Juan Manuel Márquez
|IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
September 17, 2005 – May 31, 2006
Title next held byCassius Baloyi