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Featherweight showdown slated for Saturday

Originally Published: June 13, 2004
By Steve Kim | MaxBoxing.com

Paulie Ayala, who will face Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., was an interested observer when Barrera faced Manny Pacquiao last November. And like many others, Ayala was stunned at the way Barrera got thrashed by "The Pac Man."

"Yeah, I was surprised by the whole deal," he admitted, "Because I feel [Barrera] wasn't even fighting in the first place. Not discrediting Pacquiao, I just think it would've been a better fight if Barrera would have ...

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