Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs Marco Antonio “Baby-Faced Assassin” Barrera Tapia
Will To Win
October 6, 2007
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, United States
After the Pacquiao–Morales rubber match, Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s main promoter, announced that Manny had returned his signing bonus back to Golden Boy Promotions, signaling intentions to stay with Top Rank. This prompted Golden Boy Promotions to sue Pacquiao over breach of contract.
After a failed promotional negotiation with Marco Antonio Barrera’s camp, Bob Arum chose Jorge Solís as Pacquiao’s next opponent among several fighters Arum offered as replacements.
After the Pacquiao vs Solis fight, Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions announced that they agreed to settle their lawsuit, meaning the long-awaited rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera would occur.
Pacquiao first defeated Barrera on November 16, 2003 that catapulted Pacquiao to stardom in the United States.
At stake was Pacquiao’s WBC International Super Featherweight title.
Pacquiao defeated Barrera in their rematch via an easy unanimous decision. In the eleventh round, Pacquiao’s punch caused a deep cut below Barrera’s right eye. Barrera retaliated with an illegal punch on the break that dazed Pacquiao but also resulted in a point deduction for Barrera. Two judges scored the bout 118–109, whereas the third scored it 115–112.
In The Ring Magazine, Pacquiao remained at the top of the super featherweight division (130 pounds). He had been in the ratings for 108 weeks. On November 13, 2007, he was honored by the World Boxing Council as Emeritus Champion during its 45th Annual World Convention held at the Manila Hotel.
MANNY PACQUIAO VS MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA 2 FIGHT VIDEO:
Part 1: Fighter Introductions, Rounds 1 to 3
Part 2: Rounds 4 to 8
Part 3: Rounds 9 to 12, Winner Announcement