Barrera Says He's Ready For a Title Shot Next

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Guadalajara, Jalisco - Marco Antonio Barrera won Saturday's bout in the manner that he wanted. He stopped Jose Arias in the second round of a junior welterweight bout at the Coliseum Olympico. Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs) returned after a layoff of eight months. Arias (15-2, 9 KOs) went down in each of the two rounds. Barrera wants to get a title shot in his next fight. He wants to become the first Mexican to win four titles in four weight divisions.

"It was important for me to get in the ring again and I felt better than I expected after being out for so many months, which is not good for me, but I felt very good the entire time. Now I'm requesting to get the opportunity to fight for a fourth world title," Barrera said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tiozzo on 02-14-2011

[QUOTE=jrosales13;10102413]His best chance would be at 130 if he can still make...At 135 he also has a solid chance with so many belts and so many different ways in getting them.[/QUOTE] Barrera, just like Marquez and Morales, wants to be…

Comment by Noy on 02-14-2011

I really do feel for these professional athletes who have been going at it their entire lives. Football players, boxers, and tennis players especially have very early retirement ages. Then they have nothing to fall on after when they retire…

Comment by Seleção No. 13 on 02-14-2011

Lightweight is the best weight. He can't work his body down to 130 and he'd get killed at 140 against legit contenders.

Comment by boxer2k5 on 02-14-2011

[QUOTE=Elbichogrande;10102583]Why Barrera why do you think you deserve a title shot? Because of your win against this dominican fool who looked like a cheap replica of caballero? The guy was no contender so I don't understand why you feel you…

Comment by Dagomba on 02-14-2011

[QUOTE=(ROY);10102470]i thought barrera said he wanted to get the title at lightweight[/QUOTE] Yeah I believe he says he wants to fight Marquez again because he felt cheated, but at this point:gives:

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