Marco Antonio Barrera

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Marco Antonio Barrera
The Baby Faced Assassin - Marco Antonio Barrera.jpg
Barrera in 2012
Statistics
Real name Marco Antonio Barrera
Nickname(s) Baby-Faced Assassin , El Barreta
Rated at Super Flyweight
Super Bantamweight
Featherweight
Super Featherweight
Lightweight
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Reach 70 in (178 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1974-01-17) January 17, 1974 (age 40)
Mexico City, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 67
Wins by KO 44
Losses 7
Draws 0
No contests 1

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/The Ring featherweight, and WBC/IBF super-featherweight champion.

Barrera ranks #43 on ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers Of All-Time.

Amateur career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Super-flyweight[edit]

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.

Super-bantamweight[edit]

First world title[edit]

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 July 15, 1995, Barrera scored a first round knockout win over Maui Díaz (27–1). In his next bout, he won a twelve round unanimous decision over future champion Agapito Sánchez.[1]

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.

After the McKinney fight, he defeated former WBO champion Jesse Benavides by third round knockout. On July 14, 1996, he defeated another former champion, Orlando Fernandez, by seventh round TKO.

Defeat by Junior Jones[edit]

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.

Comeback trail[edit]

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[edit]

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.[2] On December 1, 2000, he scored a sixth round knockout over former world champion Jesús Salud.

Featherweight[edit]

Barrera vs. Hamed[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] On September 8, 2001, he defeated former champion Enrique Sánchez by sixth round TKO.[5]

Barrera vs. Morales II[edit]

On June 22, 2002, Barrera defeated Morales in a rematch via a unanimous decision, successfully defending his Lineal title and winning the vacant Ring Magazine title but declined Morales' the WBC belt. On November 2, he defeated former five-time world champion Johnny Tapia by a 12-round unanimous decision.[6] Barrera then competed in his 60th career fight on 12 April 2003, defeating former WBC title holder Kevin Kelley by knockout in round four.[7]

Barrera vs. Pacquiao I[edit]

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.[8][9] 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).[10][11]

On June 19, 2004, Barrera defeated former WBA Bantamweight title holder Paulie Ayala in Los Angeles by a tenth round knockout.

Super-featherweight[edit]

Barrera vs. Morales III[edit]

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.[12]

On April 9, 2005, Barrera retained the title with a second round knockout against future champion Mzonke Fana in El Paso, Texas, this win also marked Barrera's 60th career win.[13]

On September 17 of the same year, he unified his WBC Super Featherweight title with the IBF title by defeating the IBF title holder Robbie Peden by a twelve round unanimous decision in Las Vegas.[14]

Barrera vs. Juárez[edit]

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).[15]

Barrera vs. Márquez[edit]

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.[16]

Barrera vs. Pacquiao II[edit]

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.[17] 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.

Lightweight[edit]

Marco Antonio Barrera, at 35, ended his brief retirement and signed a five-year contract on August 26, 2008 with promoter Don King.[18] He moved up to the lightweight division, his goal to become the first Mexican ever to win a title in 4 different weight divisions.[19]

On November 7, 2008, Barrera marked his return to the ring, in Chengdu, China, by knocking out Sammy Ventura in his first bout in the lightweight division.[20]

Barrera vs. Khan[edit]

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.[21]

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.[22] 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.[23] Despite this injury, he recovered in time for his bout with Khan and the fight went ahead regardless.

Comeback[edit]

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.[24] 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.

On February 12, 2011, he fought Jose Arias of the Dominican Republic and scored a TKO in the second round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

67 Wins (44 KOs), 7 Losses (1 KO), 1 No Contest[3]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 67-7
1 NC
Dominican Republic Jose Arias TKO 2 (10) 2011-02-12 Mexico Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 66-7
1 NC
Brazil Adailton de Jesus UD 10 (10) 2010-06-26 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Loss 65-7
1 NC
United Kingdom Amir Khan TD 5 (12) 2009-03-14 United Kingdom M.E.N. Arena, Manchester For WBA International & vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight titles.
Win 65-6
1 NC
Cuba Freudis Rojas DQ 3 (10) 2009-01-31 Mexico Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, Jalisco
Win 64-6
1 NC
Mexico Sammy Ventura TKO 4 (12) 2008-11-07 China Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China
Loss 63-6
1 NC
Philippines Manny Pacquiao UD 12 (12) 2007-10-06 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBC International super-featherweight title.
Loss 63-5
1 NC
Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez UD 12 (12) 2007-03-17 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC super-featherweight title.
Win 63-4
1 NC
United States Rocky Juarez UD 12 (12) 2006-09-16 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC super featherweight title.
Win 62-4
1 NC
United States Rocky Juarez SD 12 (12) 2006-05-20 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retained WBC super-featherweight title.
Win 61-4
1 NC
Australia Robbie Peden UD 12 (12) 2005-09-17 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC super-featherweight title.
Won IBF super-featherweight title.
Win 60-4 South Africa Mzonke Fana KO 2 (12) 2005-04-09 United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas Retained WBC super-featherweight title.
Win 59-4
1 NC
Mexico Erik Morales MD 12 (12) 2004-11-27 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC super-featherweight title.
Win 58-4
1 NC
United States Paulie Ayala TKO 10 (12) 2004-06-19 United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Loss 57-4
1 NC
Philippines Manny Pacquiao TKO 11 (12) 2003-11-15 United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas Lost Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.
Win 57-3
1 NC
United States Kevin Kelley TKO 4 (12) 2003-04-12 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.
Win 56-3
1 NC
United States Johnny Tapia UD 12 (12) 2002-11-02 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal/The Ring featherweight titles.
Win 55-3
1 NC
Mexico Erik Morales UD 12 (12) 2002-06-22 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained Lineal featherweight title.
Won vacant The Ring featherweight title.
Though Morales was the defending WBC champion, Barrera declined the title, which became vacant.
Win 54-3
1 NC
United States Enrique Sánchez RTD 6 (12) 2001-09-08 United States Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada Retained Lineal featherweight title.
Win 53-3
1 NC
United Kingdom Naseem Hamed UD 12 (12) 2001-04-07 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Lineal featherweight title.
Win 52-3
1 NC
Philippines Jesus Salud TKO 6 (12) 2000-12-01 United States Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 51-3 Venezuela Jose Luis Valbuena TKO 6 (12) 2000-09-09 United States New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 50-3
1 NC
Brazil Luiz Freitas KO 1 (12) 2000-06-17 Mexico 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.
Loss 49-3
1 NC
Mexico Erik Morales SD 12 (12) 2000-02-19 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBO super-bantamweight title.
For WBC super-bantamweight title.
NC 49-2
1 NC
Mexico Cesar Najera NC 4 (10) 1999-12-18 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California Commission ruled a no-decision bout because
Najera's record could not be confirmed.
Win 49-2 Argentina Pastor Humberto Maurin UD 12 (12) 1999-08-07 United States Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 48-2 United Kingdom Paul Lloyd RTD 1 (12) 1999-04-03 United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 47-2 United Kingdom Richie Wenton TKO 4 (12) 1998-10-31 United States Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey Won vacant WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 46-2 Argentina Pedro Javier Torres TKO 4 (10) 1998-09-26 United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 45-2 Mexico Geronimo Cardoz KO 1 (10) 1998-05-16 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 44-2 Puerto Rico Angel Rosario TKO 5 (10) 1998-02-21 United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 43-2 United States Junior Jones UD 12 (12) 1997-04-18 United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada For WBO super-bantamweight title.
Loss 43-1 United States Junior Jones DQ 5 (12) 1996-11-22 United States Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida Lost WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 43-0 Mexico Jesse Magana TKO 10 (12) 1996-09-14 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 42-0 Puerto Rico Orlando Fernandez TKO 7 (12) 1996-07-14 United States Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Colorado Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 41-0 United States Jesse Benavides KO 3 (12) 1996-05-04 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 40-0 United States Kennedy McKinney TKO 12 (12) 1996-02-03 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 39-0 United States Eddie Croft TKO 7 (12) 1995-11-04 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 38-0 Dominican Republic Agapito Sánchez UD 12 (12) 1995-08-22 United States Civic Center, South Padre Island, Texas Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 37-0 Mexico Maui Diaz TKO 1 (12) 1995-07-15 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 36-0 United States Frank Toledo TKO 2 (12) 1995-06-02 United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Retained WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 35-0 Puerto Rico Daniel Jiménez UD 12 (12) 1995-03-31 United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Won WBO super-bantamweight title.
Win 34-0 United States Eddie Cook TKO 8 (12) 1994-12-03 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA Penta-Continental
super-bantamweight title.
Win 33-0 Mexico Jesus Alberto Sarabia TKO 3 (12) 1994-10-22 United States Las Vegas, Nevada Won vacant WBA Penta-Continental
super-bantamweight title.
Win 32-0 Mexico Israel Gonzalez TKO 8 (10) 1994-08-15 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 31-0 Mexico Miguel Espinoza KO 6 (10) 1994-06-24 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 30-0 Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar MD 10 (10) 1994-04-13 Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal WBC super-flyweight Eliminator.
Win 29-0 Mexico Justo Zuniga KO 3 (10) 1994-03-01 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 28-0 Mexico Alejandro Sanabria KO 1 (?) 1993-11-27 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 27-0 Mexico Eduardo Ramirez UD 12 (12) 1993-08-28 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Won vacant NABF super-flyweight title.
Win 26-0 United States Elidio Dominguez KO 1 (10) 1993-07-12 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 25-0 Mexico Noe Santillana UD 12 (12) 1993-05-22 Mexico El Toreo de Cartro Caminos, Naucalpan, México Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 24-0 Mexico Facundo Rodriguez KO 4 (12) 1993-04-10 Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 23-0 Mexico Ivan Salazar UD 10 (10) 1993-03-01 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 22-0 Puerto Rico Angel Rosario TKO 6 (10) 1992-12-05 Mexico El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 21-0 Mexico Esteban Ayala KO 4 (12) 1992-11-09 United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 20-0 Mexico Abner Barajas PTS 10 (10) 1992-10-02 Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 19-0 Mexico Miguel Espinoza KO 6 (12) 1992-07-11 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 18-0 Mexico Jose Felix Montiel TKO 2 (12) 1992-06-13 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 17-0 Mexico Josefino Suarez UD 12 (12) 1992-04-01 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal Won vacant Mexican super-flyweight title.
Win 16-0 Mexico Miguel Pina KO 1 (?) 1991-12-07 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 15-0 Mexico Javier Diaz DQ 7 (10) 1991-11-02 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 14-0 Mexico Sergio Aguila TKO 1 (10) 1991-08-31 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 13-0 Mexico Jaime Rojas TKO 6 (?) 1991-06-29 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 12-0 Mexico Juan Facundo Lopez TKO 1 (10) 1991-04-13 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 11-0 Mexico Abel Hinojosa TKO 5 (?) 1991-03-09 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 10-0 Mexico Esteban Rodriguez TKO 4 (?) 1991-02-09 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 9-0 Mexico Ivan Salazar PTS 8 (8) 1990-12-08 Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 8-0 Mexico Jose Yanez TKO 2 (6) 1990-10-13 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 7-0 Mexico Pedro Martinez TKO 2 (?) 1990-10-06 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 6-0 Mexico Sebastian Amica TKO 5 (?) 1990-09-14 Mexico Acapulco, Guerrero
Win 5-0 Mexico Federico Lara KO 3 (?) 1990-08-04 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 4-0 Mexico Oscar Granados PTS 4 (4) 1990-06-09 Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 3-0 Mexico Ignacio Jacome PTS 4 (4) 1990-05-18 Mexico Salamanca, Guanajuato
Win 2-0 Mexico Federico Lara TKO 3 (?) 1989-12-16 Mexico Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 1-0 Mexico David Felix TKO 2 (4) 1989-11-22 Mexico Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal Professional debut.

Titles in boxing[edit]

Major World Titles:

Minor World Titles:

The Ring/Lineal Championship Titles:

Regional/International Titles:

Outside the ring[edit]

Barrera's fights were promoted by Oscar de la Hoya under the organization of Golden Boy Promotions. He trained at De La Hoya's training facility in Big Bear, California.

He is currently promoted by Ryan Jenkins.[25]

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.[26]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Kim Cawkwell Prince Naseem Hamed Marco Antonio Barrera fight. Saddoboxing.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-17.
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  10. ^ David A. Avila (2007-10-02). Can Barrera Douse Pacman's Fire?. The Sweet Science
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  17. ^ sports.yahoo.com, Pacquiao rolls past Barrera in rematch. Sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-17.
  18. ^ Barrera signs five-year promotional deal with King from ESPN August 31, 2008
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External links[edit]

Preceded by
Daniel Jiménez
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
March 31, 1995 – November 11, 1996
Succeeded by
Junior Jones
Vacant
Title last held by
Kennedy McKinney
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
October 31, 1998 – February 19, 2000
Succeeded by
Érik Morales
Vacant
Title last held by
Érik Morales
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
June 17, 2000 – April 7, 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Agapito Sánchez
Vacant
Title last held by
Junior Jones
IBO Featherweight Champion
April 7, 2001–2002
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Naseem Hamed
Preceded by
Naseem Hamed
Lineal Featherweight Champion
April 7, 2001 – November 16, 2003
Succeeded by
Manny Pacquiao
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Esparragoza
The Ring Featherweight Champion
June 22, 2002 – November 16, 2003
Preceded by
Érik Morales
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
November 27, 2004 – March 17, 2007
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
Preceded by
Robbie Peden
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
September 17, 2005 – May 31, 2006
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Cassius Baloyi