Who Is Ranked #43 On ESPN’s 50 Greatest Boxers Of All Time List?

Marco Antonio Barrera!

Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born January 17, 1974) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2011. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the WBO junior featherweight title twice between 1995 and 2001, the Ring magazine and lineal featherweight titles between 2001 and 2003, and the unified WBC and IBF super featherweight titles between 2004 and 2007.

Barrera is well known for his trilogy with fellow Mexican legend Érik Morales, his duology with Manny Pacquiao, and his rivalry with Naseem Hamed and Juan Manuel MárquezBoxRec currently ranks him No.89 in its ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.[1] ESPN ranked Barrera as number 43 on their list of the 50 greatest boxers of all time.[2] He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017.

As an amateur, Barrera had a record of 104–4 and was a five-time Mexican national champion. Before losing his first amateur contest, Barrera had an undefeated record of 56–0.

After the loss, Barrera took a period of inactivity. The former three time world champion fought on June 26, 2010 against Adailton de Jesus of Brazil. The 10 round bout took place at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States.[22] The match was an undercard of the Latin Fury 15 event, which featured Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. John Duddy. Barrera dominated De Jesus for 10 rounds, winning via decision. On February 12, 2011, he fought Jose Arias of the Dominican Republic and scored a TKO in the second round; this was to be Barrera’s final fight.

Barrera’s fights were promoted by Oscar De La Hoya under the organization of Golden Boy Promotions. He trained at De La Hoya’s training facility in Big Bear, California.

Since January 2009, Barrera has been a commentator for ESPN Deportes‘ weekly boxing show Golpe a Golpe (“Blow by Blow”) which airs live on Friday nights on the network. Barrera’s co-host is SportsCenter anchor Jorge Eduardo Sanchez. Golpe a Golpe is the lead-in show to ESPN Deportes’ popular Viernes de Combates (“Friday Night Fights”) boxing series and is the first ESPN Deportes show dedicated solely to boxing.[23]

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Antonio_Barrera

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