Marco Antonio Barrera is readied to sign up with the expanding listing of ring tales on the resurgence excursion.
Prepare For the Hall of Popularity previous three-division champ have actually currently altered, nonetheless. Previous reports had Barrera dealing with long time ring competitor Erik Morales on July 16 in what was billed as a 4th battle in between them.
Barrera’s return has actually been gone up one month as well as with a substantial challenger adjustment. The 47-year-old Mexican symbol will certainly rather deal with Jesus Soto Karass in an exhibition atop a June 11 reveal to happen at Pico Rivera Sports Field in Pico Rivera,California The occasion– appropriately called “Return of the Legends”– will certainly exist by Marvnation Advertisings, to be officially introduced throughout an interview on Thursday at Don Chente Bar & & Grill in Pico Rivera.
Barrera (67-7, 44KOs) last battled in Feb. 2011, racking up a second round ko of Jose Arias in his Guadalajara home town to finish a fabled 22-year profession. The win was his 2nd straight adhering to a technological choice loss to Amir Khan in March 2009, In a spell battled at younger welterweight where he invested his last 4 battles after gathering significant titles at younger featherweight, featherweight as well as junior light-weight.
2 of Barrera’s 3 local title wins came with the expenditure of Morales, finishing his popular fellow citizen’s 126- as well as 130-pound title rules after enduring a contested 12-round split choice loss in their Feb. 2000 younger lightweight title marriage clash. The spell was an instantaneous standard, as was their remarkable rubber suit in Nov. 2004 which was hailed as 2004 Battle of the Year by lots of electrical outlets consisting of the Boxing Writers Organization of America (BWAA).
Soto Karass (29-13-4, 18KOs) never ever placed a significant title around his waistline, however usually located himself in Battle of the Year-level battles. The all-action slugger from Los Mochis, Mexico was a distinguished quantity puncher that usually failed when tipping up in competitors, though never ever in a plain initiative.
The 38-year old last showed up in the ring in Nov. 2018, racking up a 10-round bulk choice over Neeco Macias to finish a six-fight winless skid as well as retire on a high note. Soto Karass battled at welterweight as well as junior middleweight for much of his profession, whereas Barrera never ever battled much heavier than younger welterweight.
Prepare for a 4th conference in between Barrera as well as Morales stay up in the air for the minute, pertaining to the reported July 16 day which was formerly exposed by Morales himself.
The June 11 reveal will certainly additionally include IBF strawweight titlist Yokasta Valle (21-2, 9KOs), that– because of holding a belt in the 105-pound department is a target for lately crowned WBA title complaintant Seniesa Estrada (20-0, 8KOs). A challenger was not called for Costa Rica’s Valle, that has actually made 2 effective title defenses to day.
Likewise to show up on the card are a multitude of leads as well as competitors, consisting of 3 whom Marvnation will certainly reveal as their newest signees– younger bantamweight Adelaida Ruiz (9-0), 16-year old neighborhood beginner Nathan Rodriguez (1-0, 1KO) as well as 21-year old neighborhood possibility Angel ‘El Moreno’ Rodriguez (7-0, 4KOs). The program will certainly additionally include 17-year old Luis Fernando ‘La Cobrita’ Gonzalez, kid of previous WBC featherweight champ Alejandro Gonzalez.
Barrera currently signs up with fellow all-time greats Mike Tyson, Roy Jones, Oscar de la Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Miguel Cotto as well as Juan Manuel Marquez on the elderly excursion. Barrera’s bumped up battle day currently happens one evening before the reported June 12 exhibition in between Cotto as well as Marquez which is anticipated to be introduced in very early April.
Jake Donovan is an elderly author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox (*11 *)