Marco Antonio Barrera
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Marco Antonio Barrera is a former professional boxer. The Mexican boxer had a long professional career of 22 years, in which he held multiple world championships for different weight classes. The article below features more information about his net worth, salary, age, height, and recent activities.

Who is Marco Antonio Barrera?

Marco was born in Mexico City on January 17, 1974. The famed boxer has a record of 104-4 in his amateur boxing career. Before his first loss, he earned 56 constructive wins.

Marco made his first professional debut at only 15 years old. He fought with falsified paper as he was too young for pro-boxing. With a round-two TKO, he earned victory against another newbie named David Felix.

Within the next 7 years, the undefeated Super Flyweight boxer earned 43 wins in a row. In that period, he earned multiple titles amongst which the most significant was the WBO Super Flyweight title. From time to time he got defeated to come back the next time stronger and better. In the beginning, the left-handed boxer was well known for his technical brawling and heavy left hook which he changed over time to a more effective boxing style. It earned him the title of “Most Adaptable fighter in modern times” from Hall of fame trainer Emanuel Steward.

In his career, Marco won seven belts across three weight classes. They are super-bantamweight (WBA, WBO [2x]), featherweight (WBC, The Ring), and super-featherweight (WBC, IBF). His last fight was in February of 2011. It was an exhibition fight against Jose Arias, which he won via a TKO. After his retirement, the boxer worked as a commentator for an ESPN boxing show.

The 48 years old boxer is once again returning to the ring after nearly a decade. He will be facing another once-popular retired boxer, Ricky Hatton coming July 2, 2022, at Manchester’s AO Arena in an exhibition match.

Marco Antonio Barrera Personal Details:

Full Name Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia
Nickname The Baby-Faced Assassin
Stance Orthodox
Born 17 January 1974
Debut 22 November 1989
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Division Super Bantamweight
Age 48
Birthplace Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Residence Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Religion N/A
Nationality Mexican
Net Worth N/A
Marital Status Married
Father name Jorge Barrera
Mother name Rosa Maria Tapia De Barrera
Salary N/A
Twitter Handle @barreratapia
Instagram Handle @marcobarrerat


The Mexican boxer is currently 48 years old. He was born on January 17, 1974.


Barrera is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.


Due to Barrera’s cold nature and analytic brawling style inside the ring he got the nickname “The Baby-Faced Brawler”. He had the habit of adapting different more effective fighting styles based on his opponents.

Marco Antonio Barrera’s Net Worth and Salary:

Marco’s current net worth and salary are undisclosed. According to reports, his highest purse was $3 million in the fight against Pacquiao in 2007. After retiring he worked as a commentator, boxing analyst, and gym manager. Another report says that, in 2014, he entered the top 10- highest earnings boxers of all time with an estimated net worth of $85 million.


The boxer is married to Sandra Barrera. They have two children. Marco leads a very quiet life like his own nature. He doesn’t share anything about his personal life before the media.

Abdullah Al Hasan writes about various players, especially about their Biography. He is a freelance content writer and a full-time blogger by profession. He also writes on Surprise Sports regularly.


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