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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 April, 2005, 03:44 GMT 04:44 UK
Barrera eases to Fana knockout
Marco Antonio Barrera
Barrera was not even troubled by his South African rival
Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera has retained his World Boxing Council super featherweight title after a comfortable win over Mzonke Fana.

The South African challenger was knocked out in the second round of the scheduled 12-round fight in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday.

Barrera dominated from the oustet and floored his rival at 1:48 in the second with a brutal right.

Barrera has held the WBC belt since beating Erik Morales last November.

Now I'll take a break, and see what my promotor, Oscar de la Hoya, decides
Marco Antonio Barrera

Fana, who had earned the title shot after a narrow split decision over Randy Suico last May, was some way of the calibre of Barrera.

The result took the Mexican's career record to 60-4, and the 42nd knockout of his career.

Afterwards he said: "It was a great victory against the top-ranked challenger. Now I'll take a break, and see what my promotor, Oscar de la Hoya, decides."

But asked if he was willing to fight Morales for a fourth time, Barrera added: "If that's what the fans want, I'm here."

On the under card, Fernando Montiel beat champion Ivan Hernandez by seventh-round KO to win the WBO super flyweight title.



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