Marco Antonio Barrera has sad debut with Golden Boy as Manny Pacquiao runs riot
MANNY PACQUIAO w rsf 11 MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA
November 15, 2003; Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
THOUGH many pinpoint the thrashings of Oscar De La Hoya because the second when Pacquiao introduced his skills to the world, this thrashing of Marco Antonio Barrera was when the hardcore knew the Filipino was for actual. Going into this conflict, Barrera had received eight in a row, together with 5 at featherweight that had seen him show himself as the very best within the division. Pacquiao was having his first battle within the weight class however, as was his customized, he eased into his new environment. Barrera, after scoring an incorrectly dominated knockdown within the opening spherical, merely had no reply to the fury in entrance of him. That is one among Manny’s best showings.
DID YOU KNOW? Barrera signed with Golden Boy Promotions earlier than this bout in what was seen as an enormous coup for the fledgling promotional group. They’d break up in 2008.
WATCH OUT FOR: How a lot smaller Pacquiao seems than Barrera. It could have been really insane at this level for anybody to recommend that Manny might go on to win world belts all the best way as much as 154lbs.