Boxing News - - The Panel -

Ryan Walsh

In my time, it’s got to be Marco An­to­nio Bar­rera. His win against Naseem Hamed, his tril­ogy with Erik Mo­rales, and his two fights with Manny Pacquiao stand out. His re­sume is sec­ond to none – over 25 world ti­tle fights in a 75-fight ca­reer. He’s a very spe­cial boxer and ap­par­ently a smart and nice man out­side the ring.

Michael Con­lan

I’d say Erik Mo­rales. He was an un­be­liev­able fighter and a bad mofo, too! His straight back hand to the body was a thing of beauty. The tril­ogy with Marco An­to­nio Bar­rera was played in my house as a kid so many times.

Mickey Hel­liet

My favourite Mex­i­can boxer with­out hes­i­ta­tion would be Marco An­to­nio Bar­rera. A mas­ter tac­ti­cian and crip­pling body puncher, his bouts with Erik Mo­rales had it all and were spec­ta­cles I will never for­get. The fear­less at­ti­tude, the tenac­ity, and the com­po­sure he dis­played de­fined what Mex­i­can box­ing is about.

De­clan Tay­lor

Juan Manuel Mar­quez. One of his­tory’s finest counter-punch­ers who had such an en­ter­tain­ing blend of vul­ner­a­bil­ity, power and heart. He pro­duced the most stun­ning one-punch KO of my life­time when he iced Manny Pacquiao in 2012. Plus, he drank his own urine! What’s not to like?

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