Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Famer and former three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera will return to the ring for the primary time in additional than a decade when he squares off in opposition to former two-time world titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021, on the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & On line casino in Mescalero, New Mexico.
The 2 fighters sq. off in a six-round welterweight conflict and headline an eight-fight Tapia Promotions card.
Barrera (67-7, 44 KOs) makes his dramatic comeback 4 years after being inducted into the Worldwide Boxing Corridor of Fame in 2017. Ranked by No. 43 among the many best boxers of all time by ESPN, the “Child Confronted Murderer” has captured world titles throughout three weight divisions and earned 43 consecutive victories on the onset of his illustrious professional profession.
By no means one to draw back from an opponent, the pleasure of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, has battled most of the candy science’s most interesting together with fellow Corridor of Famers Erik Morales (thrice), Johnny Tapia, and Juan Manuel Marquez, in addition to future IBOFer Manny Pacquiao, Paulie Ayala, Naseem Hamed, and Amir Kahn.
De Leon (45-7, 35 KOs), of Chihuahua, Mexico, will make his dramatic return to the famed squared circle for the primary time in additional than seven years. Preventing out of Huntington Park, Calif., the 2000 Mexican Olympic staff member opened his profession with 24 consecutive victories, together with 23 by knockout.
A former two-division world champion, De Leon claimed the vacant World Boxing Group (WBO) tremendous bantamweight title in October 2005 and made six profitable defenses. Almost seven years after incomes his first world title, the southpaw slugger garnered a second with an eight-round technical choice over Jhonny Gonzalez in September 2012 to say the World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight crown.
Within the first of two co-features, undefeated tremendous featherweight contender Abel Mendoza (30-0, 23 KOs) hopes to maintain his good file intact and ascend to the higher echelon of the 130-pound division when he takes on fellow El Paso, Texas, brawler Antonio Escalante (29-11, 20 KOs) in a 10-round conflict.
The second co function pits Josh “Pitbull” Torres (23-7-2, 14 KOs), returning to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & On line casino in opposition to once-beaten Steven “Manos de Oro” Villalobos (15-1-1, 11 KOs) in a welterweight showdown.
Rounding out the cardboard will likely be a found-round, 270-pound battle royale pitting Streetbeefs standouts Cody Beck and Johnathon Rice making their professional debuts, undefeated up-and-comers Clinton Chavez (Albuquerque, N.M.), Javier Fernandez (San Antonio, Texas) and Angel Chavez (Sacramento, Calif.) in opposition to opponents to be named, and Luis Angel Jimenez of El Paso in his preliminary professional bout.