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Ricky Hatton to fight Marco Antonio Barrera in exhibition

Ricky Hatton will return to the ring at the age of 43 for an exhibition bout with Marco Antonio Barrera. Britain's former two-weight world champion will take on Mexico's Barrera, 48, over eight rounds on 2 July in Manchester. Hatton retired in 2012, while Barrera, who was beaten by Amir...

Ricky Hatton to return to boxing at 43 to fight Marco Antonio Barrera

Ricky Hatton has confirmed he will return to the boxing ring for an exhibition bout, 10 years after retiring from the sport.The “Hitman”, 43, will face 48-year-old Marco Antonio Barrera in an eight-round contest at the Manchester Arena on 2 July.Taking to Twitter to announce the news, the Manchester-born fighter said: “I can confirm my return to the ring.“Join me for a huge party night - with top music acts - in Manchester on July 2. #HitmanRises. It’s not how you fall, it’s how you rise…”Hatton has not fought since he was knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko in his final...
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On this day: Junior Jones’ poison overcomes Marco Antonio Barrera… again

This was an excellent battle between two of the finest junior featherweights in the world. On April 18, 1997, Junior Jones scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Mexico’s Marco Antonio Barrera to retain the WBO 122-pound title at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas. The official scores were 116-111, 114-113 and 114-112.
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On this day: Marco Antonio Barrera defeats The Prince in Las Vegas

Two opposing personalities. Two exciting styles. Two of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. One masterful performance. On April 7, 2001, classy Mexico City star Marco Antonio Barrera scored a comprehensive 12-round unanimous decision over Prince Naseem Hamed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, handing the bombastic Englishman his first defeat in 36 pro starts. Official scores were 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112.

Ricky Hatton denies Marco Antonio Barrera contact, names second option

Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton has explained why he wants to fight again at 43. ‘The Hitman’ stated his inspiration as Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. Tyson and Jones fought during the pandemic returning to action with both in their fifties. Despite previously dismissing the idea of another fight himself, Hatton is now coming around to the notion.

Report: Ricky Hatton vs Marco Antonio Barrera in talks for 2022

After ten years away, Ricky Hatton is eyeing a sensational return to the ring for a redemption clash with multi-weight champion Marco Antonio Barrera. Hatton lost his last three professional fights against Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, and Vyacheslav Senchenko. The latter came after three years out of action. ‘The Hitman’...

Marco Antonio Barrera, Daniel Ponce De Leon delight fans one more time

Two Mexican boxing legends laced up their gloves for the final time on Saturday night as Hall of Famer Marco Antonio Barrera and former two-time world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon fought to the distance in an entertaining, six-round middleweight exhibition live on FITE and Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch Paid Online pay-per-view from the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico.
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Marco Antonio Barrera on Life After Boxing, Ponce De Leon Exhibition

On a Zoom call this week, Marco Antonio Barrera did not look like someone about to get into a fistfight on Saturday night. “It's an exhibition, and we're also not dealing with weight, so I'm pretty relaxed,” laughed the Hall of Famer, who will travel to the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico to face Daniel Ponce de Leon in an exhibition bout that headlines a card presented by Teresa Tapia in the state her late husband Johnny put on the boxing map during his storied career. In fact, it was when Teresa contacted Barrera that he decided to lace the gloves up again at 47.
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Marco Antonio Barrera takes on Daniel Ponce de Leon in a PPV charity exhibition

It was billed as the last great battle of two Mexican warriors getting in the ring for one final chance to claim a few extra measures of national bragging rights. But Marco Antonio Barrera is more interested in processing his long and illustrious career and leaving behind a good set of memories for everyone involved, from his former bitter enemies to his own son. And is with that interest in mind that he accepted to participate in the exhibition bout against fellow former champ Daniel Ponce de Leon, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico.

EXCLUSIVE: Marco Antonio Barrera clears up ‘real comeback’ reports

LAS VEGAS – Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera wanted to clarify something to WBN: No, he is not coming out of retirement. When word came in mid-September that Barrera was going to face his Mexican countryman, good friend, and fellow former world titleholder Daniel Ponce De Leon, it was labeled as an official boxing match. But the 47-year-old Barrera said that is not the case.