MARCO ANTONIO "THE BABY FACE ASSASSIN" BARRERA - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 292918
Sale Price $342.00
20x16 color photo of Barrera bashing Nasseem Hamed in a featherweight title bout
Photograph signed: "Marco Barrera". Color, 20x16. Depicts the Mexican boxer in the ring with British boxer "Prince" Naseem Hamed on April 7, 2001. Barrera won the featherweight title in a twelve-round decision. It would be Barrera's last fight until 2002, when he met Erik Morales in a re-match for the WBC Featherweight title, a fight he won in a close decision. Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia (born in Mexico City in 1974), who became known as "The Baby-Faced Assassin", was only 15 years of age when he defeated David Felix by a KO in round two of their November 22, 1989 fight, the first win in Barrera's 43-bout winning streak. He won his first professional title in 1992, winning the Mexico national Junior Bantamweight championship. Barrera fought for his first world title in 1995, becoming the WBO's World Super Bantamweight champion with a 12-round decision over Daniel Cobrita Jimenez. Barrera became a two-time World Featherweight Champion with his win over Richie Wenton in 1998. In 2000, Barrera fought the first of three bouts against World Super Bantamweight Champion Erik Morales. After losing in a close split decision, Barrera would defeat Morales for the title in 2002, and the fighters would meet again in November 2004. WBO Super Bantamweight Champion from March 31, 1995-November 11, 1996, October 31, 1998-June 17, 2000 and June 17, 2000-April 7, 2001, IBO Featherweight Champion from April 7, 2001-2002, WBC Featherweight Champion from June 22, 2002-November 16, 2002, WBO Featherweight Champion from April 12, 2003-November 15, 2003, WBC Super Featherweight Champion from November 27, 2004-March 17, 2007 and IBF Junior Lightweight Champion from September 17, 2005-May 31, 2006, Barrera has fought 75 fights, winning 64 (44 by KO) and losing seven with one no-contest as of November 2011. Fine condition.
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