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In a professional boxing career spanning 21 years and two months, Marco Antonio Barrera fought 75 times with 67 wins, 7 losses, and 1 no-contest.
Barrera retired from professional boxing with a record of 67-7, which included seven world-title wins and 20 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — super-bantamweight, featherweight, and super-featherweight. He had a 59.5% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 44 of his total 75 fights being knockout wins, 15 of which were in title fights. Barrera lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.
His last fight was a 2nd round TKO victory over Jose Arias on February 12, 2011.
Some of Barrera's best fights and notable victories include wins over three Hall-of-Famers (Érik Morales, Johnny Tapia, and Naseem Hamed), Kevin Kelley, Rocky Juarez, and Agapito Sánchez.
|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|
* World-title fight
Marco Antonio Barrera (Baby-Faced Assassin) is a 49-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Mexico City, Mexico on January 17, 1974. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2017. His professional boxing career spanned more than 21 years — from 1989 to 2011.
Barrera made his professional boxing 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.
He 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.
Marco Antonio Barrera was a one-time unified super-featherweight world champion, and has won seven world titles at three weight classes. For all the details about Barrera's world title wins and defenses refer to "Marco Antonio Barrera World Titles".
Barrera had a total of seven losses in his professional boxing career.
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 12 years, 9 months, and 27 days since this fight.
For a very detailed list Barrera's fights refer to "All of Marco Antonio Barrera's fights".
Barrera fought a total of 75 times during his professional career, which includes 30 world-title fights at three weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.
October 22, 1994: Barrera wins his first world title by defeating Jesus Sarabia via 3rd round TKO. He is now the WBA super-bantamweight world champion.
April 7, 2001: Marco Antonio Barrera beats Naseem Hamed via 12th round unanimous decision.
June 22, 2002: Barrera wins the WBC and The Ring featherweight titles from Érik Morales, by beating Morales via 12 round unanimous decision.
November 2, 2002: Barrera successfully defends The Ring featherweight title against Johnny Tapia, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
April 12, 2003: Barrera successfully defends The Ring featherweight title against Kevin Kelley, winning the fight via 4th round TKO.
November 27, 2004: Barrera wins the WBC super-featherweight title from Érik Morales, by beating Morales via 12 round majority decision.
September 17, 2005: Barrera becomes a unified super-featherweight world champion by beating Robbie Peden via 12 round unanimous decision. He now holds the WBC and IBF super-featherweight world-champion belts.
September 16, 2006: Barrera successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Rocky Juarez, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.
Barrera was a three-weight-division world champion. He has held seven world titles, three of which were vacant title wins, and the rest four were lineal championship wins.
|Weight Division||World Titles Held|
|Featherweight||WBC, The Ring|
|Super-bantamweight||WBA, WBO 2x|