Marco Antonio Barrera Targets Final Run or Retirement

By Phil D. Jay

Marco Antonio Barrera continued his UK tour with a visit to Wolverhampton over the weekend and took the opportunity to explain his plans for the immediate future to the awaiting media.

The 38 year-old Mexican legend has been out of the ring for a year since defeating compatriot Jose Arias in two rounds and may not lace up the gloves again professionally if the right contract offer isn’t forthcoming.

“I am waiting this year, if there’s a good offer with good money than I will take it,” Barrera told

“I want good fights but, if it comes to the end of the year and there’s still nothing, I will hang up the gloves.

“I have got all of the experience, I am still strong and, looking at the current situation with champions, there are several of them that I could beat.”

Barrera has held world belts in three weight classes spanning a 22-year career and 75 fights. ‘The Babyfaced Assassin had been linked to fourth meeting with rival Erik Morales sometime in 2012 and could be in the frame to meet ‘El Terrible’ before the year is out.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PD21 on 03-12-2012

[quote=Paclan;11880483]no thx, we don't need a 4th fight, especially now that they're so old and the first 3 were historical fights. barrera just needs to retire and enjoy his fortune/fame/place in history. He doesn't need to prove anything anymore. Barrera…

Comment by Paclan on 03-12-2012

[QUOTE=Larryx2011;11858448]fight Morales or retire are a atg and a hof.but you are done[/QUOTE] no thx, we don't need a 4th fight, especially now that they're so old and the first 3 were historical fights. barrera just needs to retire…

Comment by PD21 on 03-12-2012

Dr Archives, It was a great night. I went on Friday and got chatting with Barrera after the show. We spoke about girls and he said he will come back to England and I have a now have a friend…

Comment by nycsmooth on 03-06-2012

MAB needs to retire unless it vs 1 of JCC's taxi drivers in Mex...

Comment by JmH Reborn on 03-06-2012

I'd be down for a Morales v. Barrera IV and then call it a career for both of them

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