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Former world champion Barrera profiles Morales and Márquez for Hall of Fame

Former world champion Barrera profiles Morales and Márquez for Hall of Fame

Former Mexican world champion Marco Antonio Barrera, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, considered that his compatriots Erik ‘Terrible’ Morales and Juan Manuel Márquez have sufficient achievements to reach the precinct of the immortals.
“Without a doubt they will enter directly and with a vote without speculation, the next Mexicans will be the ‘Terrible’ Morales (already retired) and Juan Manuel Márquez (active),” said Barrera at a press conference.
Barrera became the eighteenth Mexican in the campus based in Canastota, New York, he was surprised because his induction “was very fast”, it occurred in his first year of eligibility, while other Mexicans like Lupe Pintor took longer to enter ten years.
Upon retirement, boxers wait five years to be among those eligible.
Marco Antonio, who in the United States was nicknamed the ‘Killer with the face of a child’, debuted on November 22, 1989, when he was just 15 years old, and retired on February 12, 2011
In a 22-year career, Barrera won the WBO World Boxing Organization super bantamweight titles, the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight and the WBC and International Boxing Federation (IBF) super featherweight.
He considered the fight against Naseem Hamed, whom he beat by unanimous decision in 12 rounds; the trilogy with Morales, with two wins and one loss; the two fights against the Filipino Manny Pacquiao and the fight against Juan Manuel Márquez, set a pattern in his career and were taken into account for his election.
Barrera, who will turn 43 on June 17, posted a service record of 67 wins, 44 on the fast track, and seven losses.
Along with the Mexican, the Americans Evander Holyfield and Johnny Tapia, the latter now deceased, entered the International Boxing Hall of Fame. EFE

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