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Got Marquez edging this by a point, the deduction costing Barrera a draw on my card. 6-6 on rounds but of course if you follow the referees ruling then round seven changes to a 10-8 to Marquez and gives him a three point finish.
The referee was wrong though and a 9-9 is the correct score imo. Marquez won the round but Barrera scores a KD for a 10-9 round to Barrera, then deduct a point for hitting whilst Marquez was down. Ref cocked that right up but got away with it mainly cause Barrera was a moron and tried to get one back for Marquez hitting him on the break earlier. Moment of madness.
Great fight overall, lots of swings in momentum, loats of action, a bit of controversy and two legendary Mexicans settling it in the ring. Really enjoyed that.
118-109? What the fuck? I thought Marquez just about got the draw by winning the last three rounds, how has someone scored it that wide?
All done.I don’t agree with the consensus by the looks as I felt Barrera looked his age here (I know he is younger but was far more ring worn) and was fighting to stay in the fight at times.
Marquez was quicker of hand,punching harder and throwing longer and more accurate combinations.Its a fantastic performance from Marquez and even though Barrera still showed his class,I felt he was befuddled by Marquez quicker counters.He was probing and trying to lay traps but ring wear was the difference here.
As always with the Mexican 4,there’s some great exchanges.So rapid and intelligent.Marquez work in round seven is a delight to watch,ironically in a round where he was clearly dropped.