Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera (1st meeting)

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2000-02-19 : Erik Morales 121 lbs beat Marco Antonio Barrera 121½ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12

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Jabs Morales Barrera
Landed 29 27
Thrown 145 107
Percent 20% 25%
Power Punches Morales Barrera
Landed 290 272
Thrown 723 511
Percent 40% 53%
Total Punches Morales Barrera
Landed 319 299
Thrown 868 618
Percent 37% 48%
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Comment(s):

- 2000 Fight of the Year - The Ring magazine
- 2000 Round of the Year (Round 5) - The Ring magazine
- Morales was knocked down in the 12th round.
- Following the bout, Morales vacated the WBC title and go to Featherweight division; The WBO title "reawarded" to Barrera.
- HBO commentator Harold Lederman scored the fight 116-111 for Barrera.