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Barrera looking to rebound against Ayala

Updated: June 18, 2004, 2:05 PM ET
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CARSON, Calif. -- Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera returns to the ring for the first time since suffering a crushing defeat when he meets Paulie Ayala in a featherweight bout Saturday night outdoors at the Home Depot Center.

Barrera (57-4, 40 KOs) was considered the top featherweight in the world when he was soundly beaten in an 11th-round technical knockout loss to Manny Pacquaio in November. Also recognized as one of boxing's best pound-for-pound fighters, Barrera needs a victory to secure ...

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