Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Naseem Hamed

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Total Punches Barrera Hamed
Landed 228 141
Thrown 534 390
Pct. 43% 36%

2001-04-07 : Marco Antonio Barrera 125½ lbs beat Naseem Hamed 126 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Naseem Hamed (poster).jpg
  • 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. [1]