Marco Antonio Barrera fought the boxing elite of the 90s and 00s.
The Mexican legend shared the ring with fighters like Prince Naseem Hamed, Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez in a glittering career that ended in 2011 with a record of (67-7).
He was asked by The Ring who the best overall fighter he faced-off against and named old rival Erik Morales as his toughest test.
“Morales is definitely the toughest opponent I have faced, because it almost seemed whenever I hit him it wouldn’t hurt him. And he’s a guy who would constantly give me pressure, and he hit really, really hard.
When asked to name the best boxer he fought he named Naseem Hamed.
“He made it extremely difficult to hit [him]. He would come around from different angles, his boxing approach would be different from the rest, and he stood out from the rest. His punching ability from different positions and an overall tough guy to get a good, solid hit on.”
The Mexican warrior famously defeated Hamed in 2001.