Battle Under The Stars: Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Paulie Ayala
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Saturday, June 19, 2004
After being annihilated by Manny Pacquiao in November, Marco Antonio Barrera finally returns to the ring against veteran challenger Paulie Ayala. Barrera shows signs of his old self in schooling Ayala with superior boxing before putting him on the canvas for the first time in Ayala's career when he twice falls to his knees from body shots in round eight. After stunning Ayala with a combination upstairs, Barrera digs another left hook to the body in round ten that drops Ayala to his hands and knees and finishes the job as Referee Pat Russell stops the fight.