Marco Antonio Barrera Jr. set for pro debut

Boxing returns to Thunder Studios in Long Beach on September 23 with an eleven-bout card featuring the Son of the Legend, Marco Antonio Barrera Jr. making his professional debut. Barrera Jr. looks to create his own legacy as he squares off against New Yorker Sirdarious Smith (0-3 with three first round KO losses. Tickets start $70 with ringside at $150 and $200.

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  • Sounds like a cake walk but how many amateur fights does jr have? Barrera senior was 104-4.

  • Sirdarious Smith is a real badass. I applaud Marco Jr. for accepting such a high risk in his pro debut.

    • Barrera will be fighting for a title after a few more “tough” fight like this…..just wait and see…..

    • Smith is not only 0-3… he was stopped in 39 seconds, 72 seconds, and 22 seconds in his most recent bout.

  • Hard to follow a Legend like his father, but he’s certainly got what it takes in his genes and his corner. Good luck Jr!

  • Like I’ve always said. they don’t “fix” fights anymore, they just “pad” their records. This is a PERFECT example of that! Smith should just show up for the fight, step into the ring, and after a few punches or more, take a knee and get counted out so he doesn’t lose his purse for quitting or get hurt. The end result looks like it will be the same…..

  • I am glad Junior will be lacing the gloves, let see if he is different from others Juniors such as JCC Jr., Maromerito Paez, Salvador Jr. (nephew of Salvador Sanchez), Camacho Jr., Mosley Jr., Evans Hollyfield, Ali grandson, etc.

    • JCC and Camacho Jr. actually had talent but were not discipline and lacked mental toughness like their fathers, Mosley Jr. is still active and seems to be on a winning streak.

    • Ronald Hearns, Marvis Frazier, Chris Eubank, Conor Benn, and Tim Tsyzu also come to mind as sons of legends who entered the pro ranks. Tsyzu seems to be the only one who has the chance to maybe become as successful as their pop. Tough game, you can’t bring dad with you into the ring after the bell.

      • Yup I missed those, and I agree with Tim Tsyzu having potential to become a world champion and successful as his dad.

    • Camacho Jr was at a different level of other guys because he actually had skill competent to his fathers ..he was a real prospect. The other guys looked like novices fighting white collar boxing. Chavez Jr was also an exception that he overachieved in first half of his me destroying John Duddy and Andy Lee were pretty impressive since he was brought with a silver spoon n learned on Job

  • I am taking Sirdarious Smith in the upset and here is why. I like eating canned peas and drinking the leftover juice from the can when I am done.

  • What a joke, you must not believe in jr. if he’s fighting a 0-3 fighter who hasn’t been able to get out of the first round, boxing at it’s best!

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