Barrera outduels Tapia to extend impressive run
LAS VEGAS -- Weeks before featherweights Marco Antonio Barrera and Johnny Tapia clashed inside the MGM Grand's Garden Arena before about 8,000 wildly enthusiastic fans, boxing scribes criticized the lopsided odds that favored the Mexico City native. Barrera was tabbed a 7-2 favorite to retain his universal recognition as the best featherweight in the world.
By fight time, loyal Mexican fans had made their way to the MGM Grand and
boosted those odds to almost 5 to 1 in favor of their man. ...
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