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Marco Antonio Barrera Record

Total Fights75
Title Wins7
Title Defenses20
Title-Fight KOs15
KO Wins44
KO Losses2
Marco Antonio Barrera Record & Stats
Marco Antonio Barrera's Record
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      What is Marco Antonio Barrera's boxing record?

      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.

      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 MartínezWinTKO2
      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

      Boxing career

      Marco Antonio Barrera (Baby-Faced Assassin) is a 50-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 the "Championships" section below.

      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 13 years, 4 months, and 7 days since this fight.


      Barrera had a total of 30 world-title fights, which includes winning seven world titles and 20 successful title defenses. He won 25 of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Marco Antonio Barrera fought for world titles in eight fights and won six of these fights, two of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won seven belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Sep 17, 2005^Robbie PedenSuper-featherweightIBFUD
      Nov 27, 2004Érik MoralesSuper-featherweightWBCMD
      Jun 22, 2002Érik MoralesFeatherweightWBC, The Ring*UD
      Oct 31, 1998Richie WentonSuper-bantamweightWBO*RTD
      Mar 31, 1995Daniel JiménezSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Oct 22, 1994Jesus SarabiaSuper-bantamweightWBA*TKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Marco Antonio Barrera had 24 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — super-bantamweight (x16), featherweight (x3), and super-featherweight (x5). He won 20 of them and lost four times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 16, 2006Rocky JuarezSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      May 20, 2006Rocky JuarezSuper-featherweightWBCSD
      Sep 17, 2005^Robbie PedenSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Apr 9, 2005Mzonke FanaSuper-featherweightWBCKO
      Apr 12, 2003Kevin KelleyFeatherweightThe RingTKO
      Nov 2, 2002Johnny TapiaFeatherweightThe RingUD
      Dec 1, 2000Jesus SaludSuper-bantamweightWBORTD
      Sep 9, 2000Jose Luis ValbuenaSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Jun 17, 2000Luiz FreitasSuper-bantamweightWBOKO
      Aug 7, 1999Pastor Humberto MaurinSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Apr 3, 1999Paul LloydSuper-bantamweightWBORTD
      Sep 14, 1996Jesse MaganaSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Jul 14, 1996Orlando FernandezSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      May 4, 1996Jesse BenavidesSuper-bantamweightWBOKO
      Feb 3, 1996Kennedy McKinneySuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Nov 4, 1995Eddie CroftSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Aug 22, 1995Agapito SánchezSuper-bantamweightWBOUD
      Jul 15, 1995Maui DiazSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Jun 2, 1995Frank ToledoSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO
      Dec 3, 1994Eddie CookSuper-bantamweightWBATKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Marco Antonio Barrera lost four world-title defense fights, and lost a total of four titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Mar 17, 2007Juan Manuel MárquezSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Nov 15, 2003Manny PacquiaoFeatherweightThe RingTKO
      Feb 19, 2000Érik MoralesSuper-bantamweightWBOSD
      Nov 22, 1996Junior JonesSuper-bantamweightWBOTKO


      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.


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