Marco Antonio Barrera Record & Stats

Marco Antonio Barrera Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 21 years and two 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).

Mexico City, Mexico
“Baby-Faced Assassin”
Jan 17, 1974
Nov 22, 1989
44 (59.5%)
168 cm
178 cm
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Marco Antonio Barrera's boxing record
Boxing Career of Marco Antonio Barrera
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      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 three-weight-class world champion. He is 49 years old, and will be turning 50 in seven months and eight days. Barrera is a Hall of Famer.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights75
      KO Wins44
      Total Title Wins7
      Title Defenses20
      Title-Fight KO Wins15
      Losses via KO2
      75Feb 12, 201137Jose AriasWinTKO2
      74Jun 26, 201036Adailton de JesusWinUD
      73Mar 14, 200935Amir KhanLossTD
      72Jan 31, 200935Freudis RojasWinDQ
      71Nov 7, 200834Sammy VenturaWinTKO4
      70Oct 6, 200733Manny PacquiaoLossUD
      69Mar 17, 200733Juan Manuel MárquezLoss *UD
      68Sep 16, 200632Rocky JuarezWin *UD
      67May 20, 200632Rocky JuarezWin *SD
      66Sep 17, 200531Robbie PedenWin *UD
      65Apr 9, 200531Mzonke FanaWin *KO2
      64Nov 27, 200430Érik MoralesWin *MD
      63Jun 19, 200430Paulie AyalaWinTKO10
      62Nov 15, 200329Manny PacquiaoLoss *TKO11
      61Apr 12, 200329Kevin KelleyWin *TKO4
      60Nov 2, 200228Johnny TapiaWin *UD
      59Jun 22, 200228Érik MoralesWin *UD
      58Sep 8, 200127Enrique SánchezWinRTD6
      57Apr 7, 200127Naseem HamedWinUD
      56Dec 1, 200026Jesus SaludWin *RTD6
      55Sep 9, 200026Jose Luis ValbuenaWin *UD
      54Jun 17, 200026Luiz FreitasWin *KO1
      53Feb 19, 200026Érik MoralesLoss *SD
      52Dec 18, 199925Cesar NajeraNCTKO4
      51Aug 7, 199925Pastor Humberto MaurinWin *UD
      50Apr 3, 199925Paul LloydWin *RTD1
      49Oct 31, 199824Richie WentonWin *RTD3
      48Sep 26, 199824Pedro Javier TorresWinTKO4
      47May 16, 199824Geronimo CardozWinKO1
      46Feb 21, 199824Angel RosarioWinTKO5
      45Apr 18, 199723Junior JonesLoss *UD
      44Nov 22, 199622Junior JonesLoss *TKO5
      43Sep 14, 199622Jesse MaganaWin *TKO10
      42Jul 14, 199622Orlando FernandezWin *TKO7
      41May 4, 199622Jesse BenavidesWin *KO3
      40Feb 3, 199622Kennedy McKinneyWin *TKO12
      39Nov 4, 199521Eddie CroftWin *TKO7
      38Aug 22, 199521Agapito SánchezWin *UD
      37Jul 15, 199521Maui DiazWin *TKO1
      36Jun 2, 199521Frank ToledoWin *TKO2
      35Mar 31, 199521Daniel JiménezWin *UD
      34Dec 3, 199420Eddie CookWin *TKO8
      33Oct 22, 199420Jesus SarabiaWin *TKO3
      32Aug 15, 199420Israel Gonzalez BringasWinTKO8
      31Jun 24, 199420Miguel EspinozaWinKO6
      30Apr 13, 199420Carlos Gabriel SalazarWinMD
      29Mar 1, 199420Justo ZunigaWinKO3
      28Nov 27, 199319Alejandro SanabriaWinKO1
      27Aug 28, 199319Eduardo RamirezWinUD
      26Jul 12, 199319Elidio DominguezWinKO1
      25May 22, 199319Noe SantillanaWinUD
      24Apr 10, 199319Facundo RodriguezWinKO4
      23Mar 1, 199319Ivan SalazarWinUD
      22Dec 5, 199218Angel RosarioWinTKO6
      21Nov 9, 199218Esteban AyalaWinKO4
      20Oct 2, 199218Abner BarajasWinPTS
      19Jul 11, 199218Miguel EspinozaWinKO6
      18Jun 13, 199218Jose Felix MontielWinTKO2
      17Apr 1, 199218Josefino SuarezWinUD
      16Dec 7, 199117Miguel PinaWinKO1
      15Nov 2, 199117Javier DiazWinDQ
      14Aug 31, 199117Sergio AguilaWinTKO1
      13Jun 29, 199117Jaime RojasWinTKO6
      12Apr 13, 199117Juan Facundo LopezWinTKO1
      11Mar 9, 199117Abel HinojosaWinTKO5
      10Feb 9, 199117Esteban RodriguezWinTKO4
      9Dec 8, 199016Ivan SalazarWinPTS
      8Oct 13, 199016Jose YanezWinTKO2
      7Oct 6, 199016Pedro MartĂ­nezWinTKO2
      6Sep 14, 199016Sebastian AmicaWinTKO5
      5Aug 4, 199016Federico LaraWinKO3
      4Jun 9, 199016Oscar GranadosWinPTS
      3May 18, 199016Ignacio JacomeWinPTS
      2Dec 16, 198915Federico LaraWinTKO3
      1Nov 22, 198915David FelixWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      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 DivisionWorld Titles Held
      Super-featherweightWBC, IBF
      FeatherweightWBC, The Ring
      Super-bantamweightWBA, WBO 2x


      Marco Antonio Barrera is 168 cm tall (5' 6.14") with a reach of 178 cm (5' 10.08"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 10 cm (3.94").

      Barrera has a 59.5% KO rate. Of his total 44 KO wins, 28 were in the early rounds, 13 in the mid rounds, and three in the later rounds. He has nine first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Marco Antonio Barrera's 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.

      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 three weight classes. For all the details about Barrera's world title wins and defenses refer to "Marco Antonio Barrera World Titles".

      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.

      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, 3 months, and 28 days since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Barrera fought a total of 75 times during his professional career, which includes 30 world-title fights at three weight divisions — super-featherweight, featherweight, and super-bantamweight. 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.


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