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Max: Final rounds of Freitas-Barrios very telling

Updated: August 14, 2003, 1:30 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

Acelino Freitas' 12th-round knockout of Argentinian contender Jorge Barrios last Saturday night was a good action fight with a sensational ending. A certain boxing observer who shall here remain nameless (Brian Kenny) went so far as to call it 2003's Fight of the Year.

While Freitas-Barrios was no James Toney-Vassily Jirov or Arturo Gatti-Micky Ward III, its final two rounds were perhaps as dramatic an ending as any this year.

After an even, back and forth, somewhat awkward brawl ...

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