In a career spanning 21 years and 2 months, Marco Antonio Barrera fought 75 times with 67 wins, 7 losses, and 1 no-contest. By his last professional fight on February 12, 2011, Barrera's boxing record stood at 67-7 (44 KO wins, 2 KO losses).
Marco Antonio Barrera (Baby-Faced Assassin) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on January 17, 1974. Barrera made his professional boxing debut at the age of 15 on November 22, 1989. He is a former 3-weight-class world champion. Barrera turned 49 last month, on the 17th. Barrera is a Hall of Famer.
|Total Title Wins||7|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||15|
|Losses via KO||2|
|75||Feb 12, 2011||37||Jose Arias||Win||TKO2|
|74||Jun 26, 2010||36||Adailton de Jesus||Win||UD|
|73||Mar 14, 2009||35||Amir Khan||Loss||TD|
|72||Jan 31, 2009||35||Freudis Rojas||Win||DQ|
|71||Nov 7, 2008||34||Sammy Ventura||Win||TKO4|
|70||Oct 6, 2007||33||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||UD|
|69||Mar 17, 2007||33||Juan Manuel Márquez||Loss||UD|
|68||Sep 16, 2006||32||Rocky Juarez||Win||UD|
|67||May 20, 2006||32||Rocky Juarez||Win||SD|
|66||Sep 17, 2005||31||Robbie Peden||Win||UD|
|65||Apr 9, 2005||31||Mzonke Fana||Win||KO2|
|64||Nov 27, 2004||30||Érik Morales||Win||MD|
|63||Jun 19, 2004||30||Paulie Ayala||Win||TKO10|
|62||Nov 15, 2003||29||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||TKO11|
|61||Apr 12, 2003||29||Kevin Kelley||Win||TKO4|
|60||Nov 2, 2002||28||Johnny Tapia||Win||UD|
|59||Jun 22, 2002||28||Érik Morales||Win||UD|
|58||Sep 8, 2001||27||Enrique Sánchez||Win||RTD6|
|57||Apr 7, 2001||27||Naseem Hamed||Win||UD|
|56||Dec 1, 2000||26||Jesus Salud||Win||RTD6|
|55||Sep 9, 2000||26||Jose Luis Valbuena||Win||UD|
|54||Jun 17, 2000||26||Luiz Freitas||Win||KO1|
|53||Feb 19, 2000||26||Érik Morales||Loss||SD|
|52||Dec 18, 1999||25||Cesar Najera||NC||TKO4|
|51||Aug 7, 1999||25||Pastor Humberto Maurin||Win||UD|
|50||Apr 3, 1999||25||Paul Lloyd||Win||RTD1|
|49||Oct 31, 1998||24||Richie Wenton||Win||RTD3|
|48||Sep 26, 1998||24||Pedro Javier Torres||Win||TKO4|
|47||May 16, 1998||24||Geronimo Cardoz||Win||KO1|
|46||Feb 21, 1998||24||Angel Rosario||Win||TKO5|
|45||Apr 18, 1997||23||Junior Jones||Loss||UD|
|44||Nov 22, 1996||22||Junior Jones||Loss||TKO5|
|43||Sep 14, 1996||22||Jesse Magana||Win||TKO10|
|42||Jul 14, 1996||22||Orlando Fernandez||Win||TKO7|
|41||May 4, 1996||22||Jesse Benavides||Win||KO3|
|40||Feb 3, 1996||22||Kennedy McKinney||Win||TKO12|
|39||Nov 4, 1995||21||Eddie Croft||Win||TKO7|
|38||Aug 22, 1995||21||Agapito Sánchez||Win||UD|
|37||Jul 15, 1995||21||Maui Diaz||Win||TKO1|
|36||Jun 2, 1995||21||Frank Toledo||Win||TKO2|
|35||Mar 31, 1995||21||Daniel Jiménez||Win||UD|
|34||Dec 3, 1994||20||Eddie Cook||Win||TKO8|
|33||Oct 22, 1994||20||Jesus Sarabia||Win||TKO3|
|32||Aug 15, 1994||20||Israel Gonzalez Bringas||Win||TKO8|
|31||Jun 24, 1994||20||Miguel Espinoza||Win||KO6|
|30||Apr 13, 1994||20||Carlos Gabriel Salazar||Win||MD|
|29||Mar 1, 1994||20||Justo Zuniga||Win||KO3|
|28||Nov 27, 1993||19||Alejandro Sanabria||Win||KO1|
|27||Aug 28, 1993||19||Eduardo Ramirez||Win||UD|
|26||Jul 12, 1993||19||Elidio Dominguez||Win||KO1|
|25||May 22, 1993||19||Noe Santillana||Win||UD|
|24||Apr 10, 1993||19||Facundo Rodriguez||Win||KO4|
|23||Mar 1, 1993||19||Ivan Salazar||Win||UD|
|22||Dec 5, 1992||18||Angel Rosario||Win||TKO6|
|21||Nov 9, 1992||18||Esteban Ayala||Win||KO4|
|20||Oct 2, 1992||18||Abner Barajas||Win||PTS|
|19||Jul 11, 1992||18||Miguel Espinoza||Win||KO6|
|18||Jun 13, 1992||18||Jose Felix Montiel||Win||TKO2|
|17||Apr 1, 1992||18||Josefino Suarez||Win||UD|
|16||Dec 7, 1991||17||Miguel Pina||Win||KO1|
|15||Nov 2, 1991||17||Javier Diaz||Win||DQ|
|14||Aug 31, 1991||17||Sergio Aguila||Win||TKO1|
|13||Jun 29, 1991||17||Jaime Rojas||Win||TKO6|
|12||Apr 13, 1991||17||Juan Facundo Lopez||Win||TKO1|
|11||Mar 9, 1991||17||Abel Hinojosa||Win||TKO5|
|10||Feb 9, 1991||17||Esteban Rodriguez||Win||TKO4|
|9||Dec 8, 1990||16||Ivan Salazar||Win||PTS|
|8||Oct 13, 1990||16||Jose Yanez||Win||TKO2|
|7||Oct 6, 1990||16||Pedro Martínez||Win||TKO2|
|6||Sep 14, 1990||16||Sebastian Amica||Win||TKO5|
|5||Aug 4, 1990||16||Federico Lara||Win||KO3|
|4||Jun 9, 1990||16||Oscar Granados||Win||PTS|
|3||May 18, 1990||16||Ignacio Jacome||Win||PTS|
|2||Dec 16, 1989||15||Federico Lara||Win||TKO3|
|1||Nov 22, 1989||15||David Felix||Win||TKO2|
Marco Antonio Barrera's professional boxing career spanned more than 21 years — from 1989 to 2011.
Barrera made his debut against David Felix at the age of 15 on November 22, 1989, defeating Felix via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 42 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 30 wins via stoppage.
Barrera had his first world title fight at the age of 20 on October 22, 1994 after 32 professional fights, against Jesus Sarabia for the super-bantamweight WBA (vacant) title. He defeated Sarabia via 3rd round TKO to become the super-bantamweight champion of the world.
He was a one-time unified super-featherweight world champion, and has won seven world titles at 3 weight classes. For all the details about Barrera's world title wins and defenses refer to "Marco Antonio Barrera World Titles".
Marco Antonio Barrera had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career — five of them in title bouts and two in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Junior Jones via 5th round TKO on November 22, 1996, which ended his 43-fight win streak. He has been stopped two times and lost five times via decision. For more details about these defeats, refer to "All of Marco Antonio Barrera's losses".
His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Jose Arias on February 12, 2011. Barrera won the fight via 2nd round TKO. It's been 11 years, 11 months, and 20 days since this fight.
Barrera retired from professional boxing with a record of 67-7, which included 44 knockout wins and 2 losses via knockout, and 7 title wins. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2017.
Marco Antonio Barrera fought a total of 75 times during his professional career. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances. These six fights are the highlight of his career.
A 20-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (32-0, 22 KO) had his first world title fight against Jesus Sarabia for the vacant WBA super-bantamweight belt.Barrera defeated Sarabia via 3rd round TKO to win the vacant WBA super-bantamweight title.
A 27-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (52-3, 38 KO) faced an undefeated Naseem Hamed, who was 27 years old with a record of 35-0. Hamed was on a 35-fight win streak with 31 KO wins. Barrera was the taller of the two by 4 cms and also had a 15 cm reach advantage.
Barrera defeated Hamed via 12 round unanimous decision. He handed Hamed the first loss of his career, and put an end to Hamed's 35-fight win streak.
In a rematch, a 28-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (54-3, 39 KO) faced an undefeated Érik Morales, who was now 25 years old with a record of 41-0. Morales was on a 41-fight win streak with 31 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage over Barrera.
Barrera defeated Morales via 12 round unanimous decision to win the WBC and vacant Ring Magazine featherweight titles. He handed Morales the first loss of his career, and put an end to Morales' 41-fight win streak.
A 28-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (55-3, 39 KO) faced Johnny Tapia, who was 35 years old with a record of 52-2-2 in a featherweight title defense fight. Tapia was on a four-fight win streak with 28 KO wins. Both the boxers were of the same height but Barrera had a 13 cm reach advantage over Tapia.
Barrera defeated Tapia via 12 round unanimous decision to retain the Ring Magazine featherweight title.
A 29-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (56-3, 39 KO) faced Kevin Kelley, who was 35 years old with a record of 54-5-2 in a featherweight title defense fight. Kelley was on a three-fight win streak with 36 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 2 cms and also had a 2 cm reach advantage over Barrera.
Barrera defeated Kelley via 4th round TKO to retain the Ring Magazine featherweight title.
In a rematch, a 30-year old Marco Antonio Barrera (58-4, 41 KO) faced Érik Morales, who was now 28 years old with a record of 47-1. Morales was on a six-fight win streak with 34 KO wins, and was the taller of the two by 5 cms and also had a 5 cm reach advantage over Barrera.
Barrera defeated Morales via 12 round majority decision to win the WBC super-featherweight title.
Some of Barrera's best wins were against Érik Morales, Johnny Tapia, Kevin Kelley, Naseem Hamed, and Agapito Sánchez. Despite the loss, his performance against Érik Morales is also among Barrera's best.
Barrera knocked out 44 of his 75 opponents. By his last fight, his KO ratio was at 59.5%. Of his total 67 wins, 44 of them were via KO (65.7%).
Barrera had 7 losses. Amir Khan, Juan Manuel Márquez, Manny Pacquiao, Érik Morales, and Junior Jones are the five boxers who have beaten Barrera.