Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Naseem Hamed
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2001-04-07 : Marco Antonio Barrera 125½ lbs beat Naseem Hamed 126 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Joe Cortez
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 116-111
- Judge: Patricia Morse Jarman 115-112
- Judge: Duane Ford 115-112
- Barrera was a 3 to 1 underdog heading into this fight.
- Barrera deducted one point in the 12th for intentionally slamming Hamed's head into a turnbuckle.
- This fight marked a stylistic change for the previously hard-charging Barrera, who utilized sound boxing technique to defeat the highly unorthodox Hamed.
- HBO's Harold Lederman scored the bout 115-112 for Barrera. He had Hamed ahead 3-2 after 5 rounds, and even at the half way mark. Barrera was up by just two points going into the championship rounds which he won as Hamed tired.
- Fight generated 310,000 PPV Buys.