2003-11-15 Manny Pacquiao w rsc 11 Marco Antonio Barrera, The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - The Ring

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2003-11-15 Manny Pacquiao w rsc 11 Marco Antonio Barrera, The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, USA - The Ring. Referee: Laurence Cole. Recognised by The Ring magazine as a championship contest, Barrera (126) lost his title to the IBF junior featherweight champion, Pacquiao (125). Dropped in the third, and again in the sixth, Barrera had run out of ideas by the end of the tenth against a southpaw opponent who just kept throwing leather. Cut over the left eye from an accidentally butt in the seventh, although Barrera made it to his feet after being put down again in the 11th he was taking punches without reply when pulled out of the fight by the referee with just four seconds remaining. Even when Pacquiao had been counted over in the opening session it was clearly a slip and not a knockdown, and from that moment on he dominated.

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