Pacquiao-Barrera II: Revenge or Repeat?
By Ryan Songalia
Tue, 02 Oct 2007
It was the fight they say should never happen again. After a close first round in their first meeting, competitive moments came few and far between. Barrera is even coming off a loss his last time out against Juan Manuel Marquez, a former Pacquiao nemesis. Eleven rounds of a thorough hammering might have coaxed lesser men into retirement, let alone compel them to arms once more with their oppressing plight.
So why is Barrera in this fight with his unforgiving menace? Because he deserves to be.
Even at the advanced age of 33, Barrera is worthy to share a ring with any adversary. His defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez was hardly anything to be ashamed of. Barrera displayed a professional saavy that enabled him to control the action for long stretches, including an uncredited knockdown in the seventh. Barrera's valorous effort proved that he can still trade punches with anyone in the business.
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