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LAS VEGAS, NEV (November 18, 2013) — Boxing’s royalty will be in Las Vegas this week talking about the historic 12-round welterweight showdown between Fighter of the Decade MANNY PACQUIAO and former world champion BRANDON RIOS. Broadcasting throughout the day Live from the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas — sister property of the The Venetian Macao, the ... Read More »



BOB ARUM: Welcome to the new global age, where fights take place around the world and promotions kick in as if we were still in Las Vegas. On Thursday and Friday we will have Radio Row broadcasting live from the Palazzo Waterfall Atrium inside The Palazzo Las Vegas resort. Thirteen national and regional radio shows are participating and we’ll have ... Read More »

El Terrible, finalmente


I started to write about boxing because of Erik “El Terrible” Morales, whose face, along with those of Israel Vazquez and Juan Manuel Marquez, is the first my mind associates with the word “prizefighter.” Morales was not my first favorite fighter. He wasn’t even my favorite fighter in his first two matches with fellow Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. Morales’ charms ... Read More »

Fretting already about Pacquiao-Marquez III

A friend visited me from Mexico last week. Between trips to Austin and strolls along the San Antonio River, we had occasion to watch a number of old Marco Antonio Barrera fights – the Junior Jones debacles and the classic trilogy with Erik Morales. But it was the first Manny Pacquiao fight that filled me with a dull sense of ... Read More »

A future sprinkled with Cinnamon

Marco Antonio Barrera has warned us about cases like Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. No, not by name – the way Juan Manuel Marquez just did – or by specific timeframe, either. Barrera’s warnings come only by implication: boxing was off Mexico’s public airwaves for most of the last decade, and that will have consequences. Boxing is back on Mexico’s airwaves, ... Read More »

Q & A with Robbie “The Bomber” Peden

After embarking on an outstanding amateur career Robbie “Bomber” Peden turned professional back in late 1996, nearly ten years later he retired aged aged 33. Having gone 25-4(14) the highlight coming in February 2005 when in a rare appearance in his home country of Australia he won the IBF Super Featherweight title when he stopped Nate Campbell in the eighth ... Read More »

Chavez Jr. shows his mettle and surprises the Irish

SAN ANTONIO – By the 10th round, Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was marching forward, legs wide, feet crossing over, left shoulder lowered and ready to fire a hook. He no longer respected John Duddy’s ability to hurt him at all. That says more about Chavez’s conditioning, chin and heart than it says about Duddy. Saturday night in the main ... Read More »

Encountering Barrera: Deregulation, bad experiences, and Edwin Valero

It’s easy to find a professional athlete who will talk to you about his strengths. It’s only slightly harder to find one who will tell you about his peers’ weaknesses. A professional athlete who will speak to you in good faith about his own weaknesses, though, is a rare thing. Those were my thoughts Thursday afternoon as I walked up ... Read More »

No fury yet: Chavez Jr. meets the press at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO – The son of legendary Mexican prizefighter Julio Cesar Chavez was at the Alamodome Thursday morning. He shared the stage with Mexican prizefighting legend Marco Antonio Barrera. He posed for pictures with famous American prizefighters Jesse James Leija and Carlos Hernandez. His name was the most recognizable, though. Even if his resume was the shortest. Julio Cesar Chavez ... Read More »

Video: Marco Antonio Barrera

Legendary Marco Antonio Barrera discusses his “comeback” and his thoughts on Saturday night’s Mosley – Mayweather fight Watch Marco Antonio Barrera in Sports  |  View More Free Videos Online at Read More »

Don King Files Protest on Behalf of Marco Antonio Barrera

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.—Promoter Don King has filed a protest with the British Boxing Board of Control, World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association on behalf of Marco Antonio Barrera claiming his accidental clash of heads with Amir Khan during the first round of their match should have resulted in the fight being ruled no contest. The five-time world champion Barrera ... Read More »

Barrera’s Khan game

Blame the time difference. For having made a trip to Las Vegas in October of 2007 to see Marco Antonio Barrera’s farewell fight against Manny Pacquiao, I promised myself I wouldn’t acknowledge Barrera’s recent comeback. Then a pay-per-view card with Amir Khan got scheduled for 1:00 p.m. PDT. And unintelligible nostalgia for Saturday matinees and Barrera got the better of ... Read More »


12 Rounds – WBA International & WBO Inter–Continental Lightweight Titles AMIR KHAN, Bolton, England, 19-1 (15 KOs), 134 ½ lbs. vs. “Baby Faced Assassin” MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA, Mexico City, Mexico, 65-6 (42 KOs), 135 lbs. 12 Rounds – Interim WBO Cruiserweight Title ENZO MACCARINELLI, Swansea, Wales, 29-2 (22 KOs), 199 ¼ lbs. vs. OLA “Kryptonite” AFOLABI, West Hills, California, USA, ... Read More »

Marco Antonio Barrera Conference call

JA Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Sports Network conference call hosted by Richard Maynard. My name is Jacob and I will be your coordinator for today’s conference. For the duration of the call, you will be on listen only. However, at the end of the call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions. If at ... Read More »

Barrera faces Wrath of Khan

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 25, 2009) –The hype surrounding 22-year-old lightweight prospect Amir Khan may not be the same since his stunning first-round knockout loss to Breidis Prescott last September, but the 2004 Olympic silver medallist has the full confidence of his head trainer, Freddie Roach, as they prepare in Los Angeles for Khan’s showdown with multiple world champion “The Baby ... Read More »

Integrated Sports distributing Khan-Barrera PPV in North America

HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 13, 2009) – Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Integrated Sports is distributing three 12-round championship bouts featured on the “Khan-Barrera” card, presented by Frank Warren, in North America for live ... Read More »

Barrera-Khan in the works?

Rumours are circulating Britain that Amir Khan will face Marco Antonio Barrera on 14 March in Birmingham, UK. If the proposed fight were to come off it would see Khan who won last month beating Oisin Fagan fight Mexican Legend Marco Antonio Barrera who recently returned from a short retirement. The show is also expected to include Enzo Maccarinelli, Nicky ... Read More »