1. ERIK MORALES hated Marco Antonio Barrera. The feeling was mutual. After two contentious contests the score was 1-1. Arguments could be made that the wrong man won each of the first two bouts but what did seem fair was they had a victory each. They fought for the final time, on November 27, 2004 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in front of 11,162 fans.
2. THIS was another close and bitterly contested affair. After 12 rounds of fury, Barrera’s arms were raised via majority decision (115-113, 115-114, 114-114). Again the decision was controversial and Morales’ supporters claimed the judges had been sympathetic to Barrera due to the questions raised by the decision in fight one.
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