Marco Antonio Barrera

by John Max 24 Feb,2021
Marco Antonio Barrera
Personal Info
  • Famous Name Marco Antonio Barrera
  • Country Mexico MX
  • Birth Name Marco Antonio Barrera
  • Birth Place Mexico City, Mexico
  • Famous Name Marco Antonio Barrera
  • Father Jorge Barrera
  • Mother Rosa María Tapia de Barrera
  • Nationality Mexican
  • Profession Former Boxer
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Sandra Barrera
  • Children Two

Marco Antonio Barrera is a Mexican former boxer why competed professionally from 1990 to 2011. During his tenure, he held multiple world championships in three weight classes: 2X WBO junior featherweight 1995 and 2011, the Ring magazine and lineal featherweight titles between 2001 and 2003, and the unified WBC and IBF super featherweight titles between 2004 and 2007. Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2017, he is currently ranked #89 greatest pound-for-pound boxer of all time by BoxRec.

Mexico City, Mexico native, Marco Antonio Barrera was born on 17th March 1974, under the star sign Capricorn. The forty-seven years old holds a Mexican nationality. He stands 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

How Much Is Marco Antonio Barrera's Net Worth In 2021?

Marco Antonio Barrera entered the top 10- highest earnings boxers of all time in 2014 with an estimated net worth of $85 million. His highest purse is reported $3 million for fighting Pacquiao by Golden Boy in 2007. About the highest pay-per-view to date was his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez which generated 225,000 pay-per-view buys and $10.1 million in television revenue. Though there is no exact figure how much he made from his boxing career, it is sure he made no less than the six-digit figure per fight. 

No doubt Marco Antonio has a lavish lifestyle. However, the boxer has always lived a lowkey life. There is no information about his real estate properties, vechiles, or other investments. 

Is Marco Antonio Barrera Married?

Marco Antonio Barrera maintains a very private stance about his personal life. The boxer often commented that his family is very important to him. Currently, he is married to Sandra Barrera with whom he shares two children Jimena and Marco Jr. 

Marco Antonio Barrera and his wife, Sandra at the fifth annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala in 2017 SOURCE: Getty Images

Unlike other wags, Sandra remains a bit distant from the limelight, however, she was present when her husband was inducted Boxing Hall Of Fame in 2017.  

Career and Next Fight

On 22nd November 1989, Marco Antonio made his professional debut against David Felix. He won the fights via TKO. After a series of 15 wins, he won his career's first title, Mexico super flyweight title, and retained five more times. On 28th March 1993, he won NABF super flyweight title defeating Eduardo Ramirez.

On 22nd October 1994, Marco won WBA Penta-Continental super bantamweight title defeating Jesus Sarabia. In the following match, he retained the title against Eddie Cook.

On 31st March 1995, he won WBO super bantamweight title against Daniel Jimenez. He retained the title 9 more times defeating Frank Toledo, Maui Diaz, Agapito Sanchez, Eddie Croft, Kennedy McKinney, Jesse Benavides, Orlando Fernandez, and Jesse Magana. On 22nd November 1996, he lost the title against Junior Jones. The following year he again faced Jones for the title but lost.

On 31st October 1998, he won WBO super bantamweight title and retained it two times. He lost the title against Erik Morales on 19th February 2000. Rebounding from the loss, he returned to fight and took to Luiz Freitas, and re-gained WBO super bantamweight titles. He retained the title two more times defeating Jose Luis Valbuena and Jesus Salud respectively.

On 22nd July 2002, he won The Ring featherweight title on 22nd June 2002. He retained the title twice and eventually lost to Manny Pacquiao on 15th November 2003. On 27th November 2004, he won WBC super featherweight title and held it until 17th March 2007 before it was taken by Juan Manuel Marquez.

His last fight was against Jose Arias on 12th February 2011.

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