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Marco Antonio Barrera-Jose Arias on February 12

By Rafael Soto

Guadalajara, Jalisco - The six-time world champion in three divisions, Marco Antonio Barrera, will return on Saturday February 12 at the Olympic Coliseum in the University of Guadalajara, which is going to be promoted by Zanfer and broadcast by TV Azteca. Barrera (66-7-0, 43 KOs) faces the US-based Dominican Jose Arias (15-1-0, 9 KOs).

In June 2010, Barrera ended a break of more than a year by winning a unanimous decision over Brazilian Adailton De Jesus, and is now putting the finishing touches on his preparation to climb into the ring in Guadalajara, where he will face an opponent of experience.

Arias returned to the ring in 2010 after a long absence and had seven fights, all in Costa Rica, and won all six of them in the first round and the other in the second, so he is a fighter who goes on connecting punches from the opening bell and with great power in his knuckles.

Barrera wants to get that fourth world championship, so he can not afford to lose, because the opportunity would likely come this year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dr.archives on 02-06-2011

War Barrera and hopefully after this it will be Soto for the 4th title.

Comment by Zerwas1 on 02-06-2011

Barrera was never a true 135 pounder and 140 is much too high for him.

Comment by $coinblatt$ on 02-06-2011

barrera already said he wants to fight soto for his wbc lightweight title.

Comment by Hard Boiled on 02-06-2011

[QUOTE=RICHLOC;10068226]Barrera's said 135 is as high a he'll go, and he doesn't need to go to 140 to be teh first Mexican to win titles in four weight categories.[/QUOTE] Well if he doesnt then Morales or Marquez will, Im just…

Comment by BOLLOCKS on 02-06-2011

[QUOTE=Hard Boiled;10068221]Barrera should rematch Khan at 140lbs to become the first Mexican to win titles in four weight categories, Also his also to Khan should be avenged and its a great chance. I would rather see Khan -v- Barrera II…

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