Barrera Beats Juarez In Rematch

16.09.06 - By Jim Amato: Marcos Antonio Barrera continues to add to his Hall Of Fame legend with a convincing decision win over Houston's Rocky Juarez. Their first battle was razor close. This time Barrera boxed much better and Rocky seemed less aggressive. The scoring 115-113, 115-113 and 117-111 all for Marcos. My guess is that Barrera will want to fight the winner of Pac-Man-vs-Erik Morales. I think Barrera should stay away from Manny if he beats Morales. Manny has a very tough style for Marcos but being the great champion that he is, Barrera will probably fight him..

On the under card Israel Vasquez came from behind to halt formidable challenger Jhonny Gonzalez at 2:09 of round ten and retain his WBC 122 pound title. Vasquez was down rounds four and six but surged back to floor Gonzalez in rounds seven and ten. The Gonzalez corner threw in the towel. Vasquez was behind on all three cards at the time of the stoppage.

Also on the under card Joan Guzman won the WBO junior lightweight title on a split decision over Jorge Barrios. Guzman won 114-113 and 115-112 on two cards and Barrios got a 114-113 nod on the other. If Barrios would have won the title would have been declared vacant due to the fact that Barrios had failed to make weight.

Article posted on 17.09.2006

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