Naseem Hamed (Prince) and Marco Antonio Barrera (Baby-Faced Assassin) are scheduled to meet in a non-world-title featherweight bout on at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.
This fight between Naseem Hamed and Marco Antonio Barrera took place on 7 April, 2001 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
At 168 cm, Marco Antonio Barrera is the taller of the two by 4 cms; Naseem Hamed is 164 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 178 cm, Barrera also has a significant reach advantage of 15 cms over Hamed's 163 cm. On top of that, Barrera also has a 11 cm ape index advantage over Hamed.
Hamed is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 35-0 (31 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 19 days ago against Augie Sanchez, which he won via 4th round TKO.Barrera comes in with a record of 52-3 (38 KOs). His last fight was 4 months and 6 days ago against Jesus Salud, which he won via 6th round RTD.
Naseem Hamed is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances. Marco Antonio Barrera fights out of the orthodox stance.
On the day of the fight, Hamed will be 27 years and 1 month old. Barrera will be 27 years and 2 months old.
After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at a rare 50-50 for both the fighters — either fighter could win this fight with equal probability. Here is the prediction for Hamed vs. Barrera.
Marco Antonio Barrera defeated Naseem Hamed via 12 round UD. Hamed's undefeated record of 35 wins comes to an end, and Barrera advances his win streak to 4. Barrera is now 53-3, and Hamed 35-1.