From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
- Pacquiao hardly outworked Barrera, as Barrera kept the fight tactical and was able to land the harder combos. Barrera's best round was the fifth, where Pacquiao was clearly stunned by a strong combination.
- Barrera never appeared hurt during the fight.
- Barrera sustained a cut under his right eye derived from a headbutt.
- Barrera was deducted a point for hitting after the break in round eleven, right after the headbutt.
- The figtht was a lot closer than scorecards seem to tell. Associated Press and secondsout.com scorecards had Barrera winning by one and two points respectively.