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Marco Antonio Barrera to make shocking boxing return at age 47

Marco Antonio Barrera

Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera is coming out of retirement at 47 years old to take on his compatriot Daniel Ponce De Leon.

Marco Antonio Barrera is officially making his boxing return after being away from the sport for over a decade. The “Baby Faced Assassin” will square off against former two-time world titlist Daniel Ponce De Leon on Nov. 20, 2021 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino in Mescalero, New Mexico, Boxing Scene reported.

The two Mexican warriors are slated to headline an eight-fight card organized by Tapia Promotions, the report said.

Barrera is coming in as the bigger name, having been inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Famer and a former three-division world champion. He had been ranked No. 43 among the greatest boxers of all time by renowned network ESPN.

Throughout his illustrious boxing career, Barrera has been known for his brawler style of fighting. He is most notable for his iconic rivalries against his fellow Mexican legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales and the world’s only eight-division titlist Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao.

Unlike some of his contemporaries who suffered devastating losses in their last fights, Barrera is coming off a sensational back-to-back wins over Jose Arias and Adailton De Jesus, respectively.

De Leon, on the other hand, who is a household name in is hometown, Chihuahua, Mexico, is also looking for a dramatic boxing return for the first time in more than seven years. His most notable fights were against Juan Manuel Lopez and Adrien Broner.