History | Nov 15 2018

On This Day: Manny Pacquiao stuns the boxing world by thrashing Marco Antonio Barrera

Matt Bevan remembers the night Manny Pacquiao arrived
FILIPINO PACQUIAO LANDS A PUNCH TO FACE OF MEXICAN BARRERA IN SANANTONIO.  |  Action Images/Reuters/Joe Mitchell

MANNY PACQUIAO first became known outside of the hardcore boxing fans with a devastating performance to stop Marco Antonio Barrera in the 11th round of their encounter on the 15th November 2003.

The Filipino was already a two weight world champion, but this time he was stepping up in weight to face Barrera for the lineal featherweight title, and the odds were stacked against the future Hall of Famer.

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