2003-05-31 Edgar Cardenas w co 10 Miguel Barrera, Fausto Gutierrez Municipal Auditorium, Tijuana, Mexico - IBF

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2003-05-31 Edgar Cardena w co 10 Miguel Barrera, Fausto Gutierrez Municipal Auditorium, Tijuana, Mexico - IBF. Referee: Jose Cobian. Making his second defence, the undefeated Barrera (103¾) dominated the action for the first nine rounds before being caught by a stunning right to the jaw from Cardenas (105) that sent him crashing to be counted out at 0.47 of the tenth. Although he tried to beat the count, Barrera collapsed and was taken to hospital where he underwent a successful operation to remove a blood clot on his brain.