Marco Antonio Barrera To Lace Up The Gloves For One Final Night
Mexico’s boxing veteran Marco Antonio Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs) will face former two-time world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (45-7, 35 KOs) in a six-round super welterweight exhibition match on November 20.
Since being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017, Barrera has only featured in one exhibition fight where he squared off against fellow retired boxer Jesus Soto Karass. ESPN has ranked the Baby Faced Assassin 43 among the greatest boxers of all time.
In his peak, Barrera has taken on fellow Hall of Famers Erik Morales (thrice), Johnny Tapia, and Juan Manuel Marquez. He also shared the ring with Philippine’s Manny Pacquiao, Paulie Ayala, Naseem Hamed, and Amir Kahn.
As for De Leon, he hasn’t been inside the ring in seven years. In his active years, the former two-division crown-holder claimed the WBO super bantamweight title in 2005 and defended it six times.
The other co-feature for the November event includes Abel Mendoza (30-0, 23 KOs) vs Victor Zaleta (20-5-1, 10 KOs) for a 10-round clash. The PPV card will be rounded off with a welterweight fight between Clinton Chavez (5-0, 4 KOs) and Cristian Castillo (3-1, 3 KOs).
At 270 pounds, Cody Beck will be seen in action against Jonathan Rice. The fifth fight for the preliminary card hasn’t yet been confirmed.