Marco Antonio Barrera Eyes Title in Final Fighting Year

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Triple world champion, Marco Antonio Barrera, announced that this will be his last year as a professional fighter and he will try to win a championship in a fourth weight category. In the meantime, on Feb. 12 fight in Chihuahua, he faces Dominican Bernie Sanchez. Barrera wants to get a shot at a big lightweight title in his final year as a pro.

Barrera is stuck on facing WBC champion Humberto Soto. That fight may take some time to actually happen. Soto faces Urbano Antillon on the Pacquiao-Mosley card on May 7. If he wins, the next bout will come against the winner of February's bout between WBA champion Miguel Acosta and unbeaten Brandon Rios.

"My age (he turns 37 on Jan. 17) will not allow me to stick around for a long time, so I hope my promoter will soon get me the opportunity to contest for a world championship at lightweight. I'd like to fight against Humberto 'Zorrita' Soto," Barrera told Sal Rodriguez.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by RIZO24 on 01-15-2011

Barrera can not beat JMM, but he might be able to pull of an upset if he fights Soto or Vasquez!! That will be great if Barrera can win his four titlte in different weight classes!!

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-15-2011

He wont win a title unless he fights jmm

Comment by lopez36 on 01-15-2011

[QUOTE=VanillaIce;9960131]That is bull****, barrera said last night at ESPN´s golpe a golpe that he wants to face Marquez or Sotto ASAP.[/QUOTE] you watch that too? should tune in to the one at night,monday-friday 10 pm pacific time it's called "a…

Comment by VanillaIce on 01-15-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;9959778]No. He just said he'd never fight JMM again. Why do you think the Barrera-Pacquiao rematch happened. And I think the reason why that fight looked controversial to some people is because JMM had to move up to 130…

Comment by Toney616 on 01-15-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;9959778][B]No. He just said he'd never fight JMM again. Why do you think the Barrera-Pacquiao rematch happened.[/B] And I think the reason why that fight looked controversial to some people is because JMM had to move up to 130…

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