The bitter outdated rivals share their third and ultimate grudge match
MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA w md 12 ERIK MORALES
Nov 27, 2004; MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
MEXICAN warriors Barrera and Morales rounded off their epic trilogy in suitably scintillating model by producing yet one more memorable conflict. Going into the conflict, for Morales’ WBC super-featherweight strap, the sequence stood at one win apiece. Morales gained the preliminary assembly at super-bantam in 2000, with Barrera securing the rematch spoils in 2002 at featherweight – each selections have been disputed. Fittingly, the decision within the rubber match additionally provoked debate. Similar to of their earlier two encounters, the bitter enemies engaged in a livid struggle, with the electrifying eleventh spherical proving to be significantly vicious. Ultimately, it was Barrera who got here out on high and matched Morales’ achievement by turning into a three-division world titlist.
DID YOU KNOW? Then-WBO featherweight belt-holder Scott Harrison was an observer at ringside. He hoped to snare a shot on the winner.
WATCH OUT FOR: Halfway by means of the ninth, the fighters develop into embroiled in a clinch and Barrera cracks Morales on the again of the top with a brace of rights. Unamused by his adversary’s actions, Morales refuses to the touch gloves with Barrera when requested to take action by the referee.