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On This Day: Juan Manuel Marquez defeats the great Marco Antonio Barrera

Juan Manuel Marquez put his name back on the map after Indonesian nightmare, wrote Claude Abrams from ringside in 2007
Juan Manuel Marquez
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GOOD things come to those who wait and Lord knows Juan Manuel Marquez has been waiting to announce himself to the world.

He had, of course, held Manny Pacquiao to a draw in 2004, but then lost on points two years later in Indonesia to WBA featherweight champion Chris John.

However, his unanimous and deserved 12-round points win over Marco Antonio Barrera before 8,127 fans at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Hotel on March 17, 2007 made up for those disappointments.