1995-08-22 Marco Antonio Barrera w pts 12 Agapito Sanchez, Civic Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - WBO
1995-08-22 Marco Antonio Barrera w pts 12 Agapito Sanchez, Civic Centre, South Padre Island, Texas, USA - WBO. Referee: David Avalos. Scorecards: 119-106, 118-107, 118-109. Barrera (121½) had a tough time nailing his challenger, being outboxed at times as the Dominican came through with jabs, but by the sixth his body punches were beginning to take effect. However, still strong, Sanchez (122) took the best that Barrera could offer, the 12th round being sensational. Down early on from a burst of punches, after Sanchez somehow staggered upright he caught Barrera, coming in for the ‘kill’, with a right to the chin that dropped him. On his feet in an instant Barrera put Sanchez down almost in one movement, and when the latter got to his feet he sustained a tremendous battering that lasted right through to the final bell.