Marco Antonio Barrera And Erik Morales Leaping In On The Exhibition Enjoyable, Scheduled For July 16 Showdown | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 03/31/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Increasingly more retired fighters are wiping off the mud that collected on their boxing gloves and coming into the ring. Becoming a member of 54-year-old Mike Tyson, 48-year-old Oscar De La Hoya, 58-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez and an extended record of others might be 47-year-old Marco Antonio Barrera and 44-year-old Erik Morales.

The 2 are slated to face off on July sixteenth in america. Their showdown might be a six-round exhibition with the foundations not but revealed. The 2 famously fought 3 times over the course of their careers with Barrera successful two out of the three. Though their final contest in opposition to each other happened practically twenty years in the past in 2004, Morales believes that with their lengthy historical past in opposition to each other, they will recreate magic.

“We’re very pleased to have the ability to get again within the ring,” stated Morales to ESPN Deportes. “Barrera was an excellent opponent for me in my profession, we had three fights, two of them have been the very best [fights] of the yr.”

Not too long ago, older fighters have gotten the itch to return to the ring. With Tyson seemingly on a collision course with Evander Holyfield in a while this yr and with De La Hoya ending his close to decade and a half lengthy retirement on July third, boxing’s all-time greats proceed to launch their arms from the grip of Father Time to relive a few of their wonderful moments within the ring.

Each Morales and Barrera retired roughly 4 months aside. For Morales, he ended his profession on a whimper as he misplaced three of his 4 contests together with back-to-back defeats by the hands of Danny Garcia. The latter concluded within the fourth spherical by way of vicious knockout in 2012. Barrera then again, wrapped up his profession 4 months earlier on a excessive be aware, successful back-to-back contests together with a second-round stoppage win in opposition to journeymen Jose Arias.

Whereas their date is formally set, different small particulars are at the moment being labored out, together with what security measures might be in place to make sure that each all-timers will go away the ring unscathed.

“We’re simply finalizing some issues. In a number of days, we can have the venue and see if we’re going to use headgear or not. What has been determined is that it will likely be six rounds.”



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