Marco Antonio Barrera

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Marco Antonio Barrera
Biography
Real Name Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia
Birth Date June 17, 1974 (age 40)
Birth Place Mexico City, Mexico
Statistics
Real name Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia
Nickname(s) Baby-Faced Assassin
Rated at Lightweight
Super Featherweight
Featherweight
Super Bantamweight
Super Flyweight
Height 5′ 6″ / 168cm
Reach 70″ / 178cm
Nationality Flag of Mexico Mexican
Birth date June 17, 1974 (age 40)
Birth place Mexico City, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 75
Wins 67
Wins by KO 44
Losses 7
Draws 0
No contests 1

Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born 17 June 1974 in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional boxer. He has won numerous world titles in three different weight classes; he is a former two-time WBO Super Bantamweight (122 lb), WBC & The Ring Featherweight (126 lb), and WBC & IBF Super Featherweight champion. He ranks # 43 on ESPN's 50 Greatest Boxers Of All Time.

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Amateur career

As an amateur, Barrera had a record of 104-4 and was a five-time Mexican national champion. His Winning streak was 56-0 before losing his first amateur contest.

Professional career

Early years at Super Flyweight

Barrera made his professional debut at 15 when he defeated Leonilo Embuestro Jr. of Philippines by a knockout in round two on 22 November 1989. The victory marked the beginning of a 43 fight win streak.

In 1990, Barrera had seven fights, including his first rise in quality opposition, when he defeated veteran Iván Salazar, by a decision in eight rounds. In 1991, he had seven more fights, defeating boxers Abel Hinojosa, Javier Díaz and others.

Barrera began 1992 by winning his first professional title, defeating Justino Suárez by a decision in twelve rounds to win the Mexican national Super Flyweight championship. He retained the title three times before the end of the year which helped improved his ranking in the Super Flyweight division. He defeated Abner Barajas by a decision in ten rounds, and Angel Rosario by a knockout in six rounds.

In 1993, Barrera had six bouts, winning each. He defeated Salazar in a rematch and retained his title against Noe Santillana and among others.

By 1994, Barrera was attending University to become a lawyer and also continued his boxing career. On April 13, he defeated future champion Carlos Salazar by a ten round decision in Argentina. He also defeated former world champion Eddie Cook before the end of the year.

Super Bantamweight and retirement

Barrera began 1995 by fighting for a world title. On March 31, he became the WBO Super Bantamweight Champion by defeating Puerto Rican boxer Daniel Cobrita Jiménez by a decision in twelve rounds at Anaheim, California. By this time, many boxing journalist were calling Barrera "Mexico's next Julio César Chávez."

He made four defenses before the year was over. On 2 June 1995, he defeated future champion Frank Toledo via second round knock out. Barrera knocked Toledo down twice before the fight was stopped.

On 15 July 1995, Barrera scored a first round knockout win over Maui Díaz (27-1). In his next bout, he won a twelve round unanimous decision over future champion Agapito Sánchez.<ref>http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news/Agapito-Sanchez-Interview.php</ref>

On 6 February 1996, he fought on the first installment of HBO Boxing's spin-off series "HBO Boxing After Dark". In one of the fights of the year, Barrera stopped Kennedy McKinney in 12 rounds, knocking him down five times whilst suffering one knockdown himself.

After the McKinney fight, he defeated former champion Jesse Benavides by third round knockout. On 14 July 1996, he feated another former champion, Orlando Fernandez, by seventh round TKO.

On 22 November 1996, he suffered his first career loss and lost his title to American boxer Junior Jones, by a disqualification in round five. Barrera was knocked down in Round 5 by Jones, and was declared the loser by disqualification and not by knockout because Barrera's cornerman climbed onto the ring to stop the fight as Jones was finishing Barrera.

On 18 April 1997, he was given a chance to regain his title, facing Jones in a rematch in Las Vegas. Barrera was defeated by a unanimous decision and retired from boxing.

Comeback trail

Barrera announced a comeback in 1998, and he started off by defeating Angel Rosario by a knockout in round five. After two more wins, he was given another opportunity to fight for a world title by the WBO. On October 31, he became two time world Super Bantamweight champion by defeating Richie Wenton by a knockout in three rounds, winning the WBO's vacant title.

In 1999, he had two title defenses and then he ran in to controversy. On December 18, he defeated César Najera in four rounds at California. But upon finding out that Najera had a losing record and was part of Barrera's team, the California State Athletic Commission decided to rule the fight a no contest bout.

Featherweight

Barrera vs. Morales I

In February 2000, Barrera was defeated by the WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Erik Morales by a controversial 12 round split decision. It was an intense battle in which both fighters were cut and battered. Ring Magazine named it the fight of the year.

After the bout, the WBO reinstated Barrera as their champion and he defended the title three additional times. On 17 June 2000, he defeated Luiz Freitas (19-1-0) by first round knockout. In his next bout, he defeated José Luis Valbuena (18-1-1) by twelve round unanimous decision.<ref>http://www.15rounds.com/marco-antonio-barrera-conference-call-30909/</ref> On 1 December 2000, he scored a sixth round knockout over former world champion Jesús Salud.

Barrera vs. Hamed

In 2001, Barrera moved up in weight division. On April 7, he handed British boxer Naseem Hamed his first and only loss for the IBO Featherweight title by a twelve-round decision. Before the fight, Hamed was a 3 to 1 betting favorite in Las Vegas.<ref>http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/1997/dec/18/columnist-dean-juipe-hbo-leads-naseem-hameds-bandw/</ref> Hamed could not hit Barrera with his trademark lefts as Barrera circled to his left and worked both head and body. Barrera was not a fan of Hamed's antics and responded to Hamed's punches during clinches. On one occasion early in the fight, Hamed grabbed Barrera and they both fell to the ground where Barrera threw a right jab, leading to a warning from referee Joe Cortez. In the 12th and final round Barrera trapped Hamed in a full nelson, and forced his head into the turnbuckle, resulting in a point deducted by referee Joe Cortez. Ultimately, Barrera threw more, harder punches and more impressive combinations than Hamed throughout the course of the fight. Barrera was awarded the victory via a unanimous decision, with the scorecards reading 115-112, 115 -112, 116-111, and won the IBO Featherweight title.<ref>http://www.saddoboxing.com/Jim2.html</ref> On 8 September 2001, he defeated former champion Enrique Sánchez by sixth round TKO.<ref>http://www.secondsout.com/archive/mark-g-butcher/arum-expects-morales-to-knock-out-barrera1</ref>

Barrera vs. Morales II

On 22 June 2002, Barrera defeated Morales in a rematch, for the WBC Featherweight title, winning by unanimous decision. Barrera chose to defend the Ring Magazine Featherweight title instead of accepting the WBC title. On 7 November, he defeated former five-time world champion Johnny Tapia by a 12-round unanimous decision.<ref>Template error: argument title is required. </ref>

Barrera got his 60th career fight on 12 April 2003, defeating former world champion Kevin Kelley by a knockout in round four to retain the Ring Magazine's world Featherweight title.<ref>http://www.eastsideboxing.com/boxing-news/Barrera-Kelley.php</ref>

Barrera vs. Pacquiao I

On 16 November 2003, Barrera was defeated by Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in the eleventh round when Barerra's corner threw in the towel earning Pacquiao his third world championship in third weight division (Barrera's The Ring Featherweight title was on the line when he fought Pacquiao).<ref>Fernas, Rob. "Fighters Feeling the Pressure", Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2004. Retrieved on May 12, 2010. </ref><ref>http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/1725/marco-antonio-barrera-down-hoya/</ref> Barrera's training was also interrupted when the "Old Fire" wildfire of 2003 forced his team to evacuate their training facilities located in Big Bear Lake, California.<ref>http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/5404/barrera-douse-pacman-fire/</ref><ref>http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=10568</ref>

Super Featherweight

On 19 June 2004, Barrera defeated former two time world Bantamweight champion Paulie Ayala in Los Angeles. Barrera won the fight by a ten round knockout against Ayala.

On 27 November 2004, he fought Morales for the third time. Barrera became a three time division world champion by defeating Morales in a majority decision and capturing the WBC Super Featherweight title.<ref>http://infiniteboxing.com/articles/broy/061904.htm</ref>

On 9 April 2005, Barrera retained the title with a second round knockout against future champion Mzonke Fana in El Paso, Texas, this win also marked Barrera's 60th career win.<ref>http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/1903/barrera-breaks-fana-two/</ref>

On September 17 of the same year, he unified his WBC Super Featherweight title with the IBF World Junior Lightweight title version by defeating the IBF world champion Robbie Peden by a twelve round unanimous decision in Las Vegas.<ref>http://www.infiniteboxing.com/articles/broy/091805.htm</ref>

Barrera vs. Juárez

On 20 May 2006, Barrera defended his title against American boxer Rocky Juárez with what was announced immediately after the fight as a twelve-round draw, which the judges scored 115-113, 113-115, and 114-114. However, tabulation errors were found in the judges' scorecards, leading to a final score of 115-114, 114-115, and 115-114, a split decision in favor of Barerra. He fought Juárez in a rematch bout on September 16, this time Barrera won by a unanimous decision with scores of (117-111, 115-113, 115-113).<ref>http://www.eastsideboxing.com/boxing-news/Barrera-Juarez.php</ref>

Barrera vs. Márquez

On 17 March 2007 Barrera lost his WBC Super Featherweight title to fellow Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Márquez by unanimous decision. Though Barrera claimed that the judges and referee were wrong, because he knocked down Márquez in the seventh round and the referee ruled it a slip.<ref>Marquez defeats Barrera for WBC title. International Herald Tribune. Retrieved on 2007-03-17.</ref>

Barrera vs. Pacquiao II

Barrera fought Pacquiao in a rematch bout for the WBC International Super Featherweight title on 6 October 2007 in Las Vegas. Barrera was defeated by a unanimous decision with scores of 118-109, 118-109, 115-112. After the match, Barrera expressed his desire to retire from boxing, however no official confirmation had been given. On 13 February 2008, Barrera announced to the media that he would fight the winner of the Márquez vs. Pacquiao bout on March 15. The winner of this turned out to be Pacquiao, in a highly disputed split decision.<ref>sports.yahoo.com, Pacquiao rolls past Barrera in rematch</ref> However, Pacquiao's move to the lightweight division and subsequent capture of the WBC lightweight title makes a rematch unlikely unless one of the potential combatants is willing to make a move in weight class.

Lightweight

Marco Antonio Barrera, at 35, ended his brief retirement, and signed a five year contract on 26 August 2008 with promoter Don King.<ref>Barrera signs five-year promotional deal with King from ESPN 31 August 2008</ref> He moved up to the lightweight division, his goal to become the first Mexican ever, to win a title in 4 different weight divisions.<ref>http://www.boxingnews24.com/2009/03/barrera-lights-out-for-a-legend/</ref>

On 7 November 2008, Barrera marked his return to the ring, in Chengdu, China, by knocking out Sammy Ventura in his first bout in the lightweight division.<ref>http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=16819</ref>

Barrera vs. Khan

It was announced on 15 January 2009 that Barrera would return to the ring against British boxer Amir Khan. Even with Barrera getting on in years, this was seen to be the biggest test of the young Briton's career thus far. Frank Warren promoted the fight, which took place on 14 March 2009 at the Manchester Evening News Arena (MEN Arena).

Barrera lost the bout by a fifth-round technical decision. In the first round, the two fighters clashed heads, resulting in a deep gash above Barrera's forehead, which bled throughout the bout. Ringside doctors stopped the fight at the beginning of the fifth round due to the severity of the cut. The judges scored the fight 50-45, 50-45, and 50-44 for Khan at the point of stoppage and he was declared the winner by technical decision.<ref>http://www.thesweetscience.com/boxing-article/6635/amir-khan-stops-faded-marco-antonio-barrera/</ref>

On 26 March 2009, Barrera's promoter, Don King, filed a protest with the British Boxing Board of Control, WBA and WBO on behalf of Barrera, claiming the accidental clash of heads should have resulted in the fight being ruled a no-contest.<ref>http://www.defend.net/deluxeforums/boxing-news/32027-don-king-protesting-marco-antonio-barreras-loss-amir-khan.html</ref> Under the rules governing the bout, had the fight been stopped prior to the end of the fourth round due to the accidental headbutt, the official ruling would have been no contest requiring an immediate rematch. Referee Dave Parris, however, waited until midway through the fourth round before asking the ringside physician to inspect the wound.

Before this fight, Barrera had fought Freudis Rojas on 31 January 2009 in Zapopan, Jalisco. Rojas was disqualified for a headbutt which left Barrera with a bad cut over his left eye. The cut could have jeopardized Barrera’s scheduled bout against Khan.<ref>Barrera wins, suffers cut!. Retrieved on 2009-02-01.</ref> Despite this injury, the fight went ahead regardless.

Comeback

After the loss, Barrera took a period of inactivity. The former three time world champion fought on 26 June 2010 against Adailton de Jesus of Brazil. The 10 round bout took place at the Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States.<ref>Rank, Top (May 14, 2010). Marco Antonio Barrera-Adailton DeJesus Set For June 26. BoxingScene.com. Retrieved on May 15, 2010.</ref> The match was an undercard of the Latin Fury 15 PPV, which featured Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. John Duddy. Marco Antonio Barrera dominated De Jesus for 10 rounds winning via decision.

On 12 February 2011. He fights against Jose Arias of the Dominican Republic. Barrera scored a TKO in the second round.

Professional boxing record

67 Wins (44 knockouts), 7 Losses 0 Draw 1 No Contest[1]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 67-7-0
1 NC
Jose Arias TKO 2 (10) 2011-02-12 Flag of Mexico Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 66-7-0
1 NC
Flag of Brazil Adailton de Jesus UD 10 (10) 2010-06-26 Flag of the United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Loss 65-7-0
1 NC
Flag of the United Kingdom Amir Khan TD 5 (12) 2009-03-14 Flag of the United Kingdom M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, Lancashire For Khan's WBA International Lightweight Title & Vacant WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight Title.
Win 65-6-0
1 NC
Freudis Rojas DQ 3 (10) 2009-01-31 Flag of Mexico Auditorio Telmex de UG, Zapopan, Jalisco
Win 64-6-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Sammy Ventura TKO 4 (12) 2008-11-07 Flag of People's Republic of China Sichuan Gymnasium, Chengdu, China
Loss 63-6-0
1 NC
Flag of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao UD 12 (12) 2007-10-06 Flag of the United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada For Pacquiao's WBC International Super Featherweight Title.
Loss 63-5-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Juan Manuel Márquez UD 12 (12) 2007-03-17 Flag of the United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 63-4-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Rocky Juarez UD 12 (12) 2006-09-16 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 62-4-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Rocky Juarez SD 12 (12) 2006-05-20 Flag of the United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Retained WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 61-4-0
1 NC
Flag of Australia Robbie Peden UD 12 (12) 2005-09-17 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 60-4-0
1 NC
Flag of South Africa Mzonke Fana KO 2 (12) 2005-04-09 Flag of the United States Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, Texas Retained WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 59-4-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Erik Morales MD 12 (12) 2004-11-27 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC Super Featherweight Title.
Win 58-4-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Paulie Ayala TKO 10 (12) 2004-06-19 Flag of the United States Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Loss 57-4-0
1 NC
Flag of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao TKO 11 (12) 2003-11-15 Flag of the United States Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Win 57-3-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Kevin Kelley TKO 4 (12) 2003-04-12 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 56-3-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Johnny Tapia UD 12 (12) 2002-11-02 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 55-3-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Erik Morales UD 12 (12) 2002-06-22 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won WBC Featherweight Title.
Win 54-3-0
1 NC
Flag of the United States Enrique Sánchez RTD 6 (12) 2001-09-08 Flag of the United States Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Win 53-3-0
1 NC
Flag of the United Kingdom Naseem Hamed UD 12 (12) 2001-04-07 Flag of the United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada Won Vacant IBO Featherweight Title.
Win 52-3-0
1 NC
Flag of the Philippines Jesus Salud TKO 6 (12) 2000-12-01 Flag of the United States Venetian Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 51-3-0
1 NC
Jose Luis Valbuena TKO 6 (12) 2000-09-09 Flag of the United States New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 50-3-0
1 NC
Flag of Brazil Luiz Freitas KO 1 (12) 2000-06-17 Flag of Mexico Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Following the bout, Morales vacated the WBC title and went to the Featherweight division; The WBO title was "reawarded" to Barrera. .
Loss 49-3-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Erik Morales SD 12 (12) 2000-02-19 Flag of the United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada Lost WBO Super Bantamweight Title. For Erik's WBC Super Bantamweight Title.
NC 49-2-0
1 NC
Flag of Mexico Cesar Najera NC 4 (10) 1999-12-18 Flag of the United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California Commission ruled a no-decision bout because Najera's record could not be confirmed.
Win 49-2-0 Flag of Argentina Pastor Humberto Maurin UD 12 (12) 1999-08-07 Flag of the United States Taj Majal Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 48-2-0 Flag of the United Kingdom Paul Lloyd RTD 1 (12) 1999-04-03 Flag of the United Kingdom Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 47-2-0 Flag of the United Kingdom Richie Wenton TKO 4 (12) 1998-10-31 Flag of the United States Convention Center, Atlantic City, New Jersey Won Vacant WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 46-2-0 Flag of Argentina Pedro Javier Torres TKO 4 (10) 1998-09-26 Flag of the United States Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada
Win 45-2-0 Flag of Mexico Geronimo Cardoz KO 1 (10) 1998-05-16 Flag of the United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 44-2-0 Angel Rosario TKO 5 (10) 1998-02-21 Flag of the United States Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Loss 43-2-0 Flag of the United States Junior Jones UD 12 (12) 1997-04-18 Flag of the United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada For Junior's WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Loss 43-1-0 Flag of the United States Junior Jones DQ 5 (12) 1996-11-22 Flag of the United States Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida Lost WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 43-0-0 Flag of Mexico Jesse Magana TKO 10 (12) 1996-09-14 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 42-0-0 Orlando Fernandez TKO 7 (12) 1996-07-14 Flag of the United States Mammoth Gardens, Denver, Colorado Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 41-0-0 Flag of the United States Jesse Benavides KO 3 (12) 1996-05-04 Flag of the United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 40-0-0 Flag of the United States Kennedy McKinney]] TKO 12 (12) 1996-02-03 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 39-0-0 Flag of the United States Eddie Croft TKO 7 (12) 1995-11-04 Flag of the United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 38-0-0 Agapito Sánchez UD 12 (12) 1995-08-22 Flag of the United States Civic Center, South Padre Island, Texas Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 37-0-0 Flag of Mexico Maui Diaz TKO 1 (12) 1995-07-15 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 36-0-0 Flag of the United States Frank Toledo TKO 2 (12) 1995-06-02 Flag of the United States Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, Connecticut Retained WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 35-0-0 Daniel Jiménez UD 12 (12) 1995-03-31 Flag of the United States Honda Center, Anaheim, California Won Daniel's WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 34-0-0 Flag of the United States Eddie Cook TKO 8 (12) 1994-12-03 Flag of the United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada Retained WBA Penta-Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 33-0-0 Flag of Mexico Jesus Alberto Sarabia TKO 3 (12) 1994-10-22 Flag of the United States Las Vegas, Nevada Won Vacant WBA Penta-Continental Super Bantamweight Title.
Win 32-0-0 Flag of Mexico Israel Gonzalez TKO 8 (10) 1994-08-15 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 31-0-0 Flag of Mexico Miguel Espinoza KO 6 (10) 1994-06-24 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 30-0-0 Flag of Argentina Carlos Gabriel Salazar MD 10 (10) 1994-04-13 Flag of Argentina Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal WBC Super Flyweight Eliminator.
Win 29-0-0 Flag of Mexico Justo Zuniga KO 3 (10) 1994-03-01 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 28-0-0 Flag of Mexico Alejandro Sanabria KO 1 (?) 1993-11-27 Flag of Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 27-0-0 Flag of Mexico Eduardo Ramirez UD 12 (12) 1993-08-28 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Won Vacant NABF Super Flyweight Title.
Win 26-0-0 Flag of the United States Elidio Dominguez KO 1 (10) 1993-07-12 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 25-0-0 Flag of Mexico Noe Santillana UD 12 (12) 1993-05-22 Flag of Mexico El Toreo de Cartro Caminos, Naucalpan, México Retained Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 24-0-0 Flag of Mexico Facundo Rodriguez KO 4 (12) 1993-04-10 Flag of Mexico Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco Retained Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 23-0-0 Flag of Mexico Ivan Salazar UD 10 (10) 1993-03-01 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
Win 22-0-0 Angel Rosario TKO 6 (10) 1992-12-05 Flag of Mexico El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 21-0-0 Flag of Mexico Esteban Ayala KO 4 (12) 1992-11-09 Flag of the United States Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California Retained Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 20-0-0 Flag of Mexico Abner Barajas PTS 10 (10) 1992-10-02 Flag of Mexico Guadalajara, Jalisco
Win 19-0-0 Flag of Mexico Miguel Espinoza KO 6 (12) 1992-07-11 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 18-0-0 Flag of Mexico Jose Felix Montiel TKO 2 (12) 1992-06-13 Flag of Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal Retained Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 17-0-0 Flag of Mexico Josefino Suarez UD 12 (12) 1992-04-01 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal Won Vacant Mexico Super Flyweight Title.
Win 16-0-0 Flag of Mexico Miguel Pina KO 1 (?) 1991-12-07 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 15-0-0 Flag of Mexico Javier Diaz DQ 7 (10) 1991-11-02 Flag of Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 14-0-0 Flag of Mexico Sergio Aguila TKO 1 (10) 1991-08-31 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 13-0-0 Flag of Mexico Jaime Rojas TKO 6 (?) 1991-06-29 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 12-0-0 Flag of Mexico Juan Facundo Lopez TKO 1 (10) 1991-04-13 Flag of Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 11-0-0 Flag of Mexico Abel Hinojosa TKO 5 (?) 1991-03-09 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 10-0-0 Flag of Mexico Esteban Rodriguez TKO 4 (?) 1991-02-09 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 9-0-0 Flag of Mexico Ivan Salazar PTS 8 (8) 1990-12-08 Flag of Mexico Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 8-0-0 Flag of Mexico Jose Yanez TKO 2 (6) 1990-10-13 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 7-0-0 Flag of Mexico Pedro Martinez TKO 2 (?) 1990-10-06 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 6-0-0 Flag of Mexico Sebastian Amica TKO 5 (?) 1990-09-14 Flag of Mexico Acapulco, Guerrero
Win 5-0-0 Flag of Mexico Federico Lara KO 3 (?) 1990-08-04 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 4-0-0 Flag of Mexico Oscar Granados PTS 4 (4) 1990-06-09 Flag of Mexico Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 3-0-0 Flag of Mexico Ignacio Jacome PTS 4 (4) 1990-05-18 Flag of Mexico Salamanca, Guanajuato
Win 2-0-0 Flag of Mexico Federico Lara TKO 3 (?) 1989-12-16 Flag of Mexico Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal
Win 1-0-0 Flag of Mexico David Felix TKO 2 (4) 1989-11-22 Flag of Mexico Palacio de Deporte Mexico City, Distrito Federal Marco's professional debut.

Outside the ring

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.

He is currently promoted by Ryan Jenkins.<ref>http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=15659</ref>

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.<ref>http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/news/newsbyid.asp?idx=141239&cat1=entertainment</ref>

References

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Preceded by
Daniel Cobrita Jimenez
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
31 March 1995 - 11 November 1996
Succeeded by
Junior Jones
Vacant
Title last held by
Kennedy McKinney
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
31 October 1998 - 19 February 2000
Succeeded by
Érik Morales
Vacant
Title last held by
Érik Morales
WBO Super Bantamweight Champion
17 June 2000 - 7 April 2001
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Agapito Sánchez
Vacant
Title last held by
Junior Jones
IBO Featherweight Champion
7 April 2001 - 2002</br>Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Naseem Hamed
Vacant
Title last held by
Antonio Esparragoza
The Ring Featherweight Champion
22 June 2002 - 16 November 2003
Succeeded by
Manny Pacquiao
Preceded by
Érik Morales
WBC Featherweight Champion
22 June 2002 - 16 November 2002</br>Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Érik Morales
WBC Super Featherweight Champion
27 November 2004 - 17 March 2007
Succeeded by
Juan Manuel Márquez
Preceded by
Robbie Peden
IBF Junior Lightweight Champion
17 September 2005 - 31 May 2006
Stripped
Vacant
Title next held by
Cassius Baloyi

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