WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEXICAN BOXER OF ALL-TIME?
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.
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.
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.
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?