Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona

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Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona
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Date: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location: 
Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
105
Titles at Stake: 
Vacant IBF Strawweight World Title
Referee: 
Jerry Cantu

Official Judging
Edward Hernandez Sr 113 - 115
Esther Lopez 113 - 115
Tom Carusone 115 - 113

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Mark Anthony Barriga
                                                                    
9.50
10
9.50
9
9.50
9
9
9.50
10
9.50
10
10
Carlos Licona
                                                                    
9.50
9
9.50
10
9.50
10
10
9.50
9
9.50
9
9


Fan Cards: Mark Anthony Barriga vs Carlos Licona


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
114
CARLOS LICONA
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
114


scorecard by OTURN10
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
MARK ANTHONY BARRIGA
10
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
115
CARLOS LICONA
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
113


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

Good match up, battle of the unbeatens, vacant title, so both fighters are equally hungry, both have the desire of a world title challenger.

Neither fighter has that much professional experience, 9-0 and 13-0, but for amateur experience, there is no comparison, no record of any amateur highlights on Licona's BoxRec, but Barriga was a 2012 Olympian, fought in the AIBA world championships in 2011 and 2013, fought Ryan Burnett, Zou Shiming.

Both fighters are very young even for their size, 23-25, so this isn't a Must Win for either. Licona has had more professional fights, but with the vast difference in amateur experience, you can't say he has experience on his side.

These guys are not punchers, and it isn't just because of the weight factor, because small guys are only fighting each other, and they can produce the output that bigger fighters can't, but neither Barriga or Licona have power, both only have a stoppage or two. With a lack of power does come adaptation to the doing the rounds and competing down the stretch.

Barriga has not only the much better amateur career behind him, but also has also had the slightly bigger professional fights, he's been 12 rounds once, has one 12 round fight, been 10 rounds 3 times, Licona has been 10 rounds once, never 12, but 12 of his 13 fights were 8 rounds or less.

Barriga has had more 10 round fights, the only 12 round fight between them, but he has beaten his opponents better than Licona has, all his decision wins have been unanimous unless his TD win wasn't unanimous which it probably was, whereas Licona has won two MDs and an SD, so he has been more occupied in smaller fights.

Licona is bigger than Barriga and probably slightly physically stronger, he is tall for strawweight at 5'4, Barriga is 5'2, and 3 of Barriga's last 4 fights have been at this weight, has fought at light flyweight, and only on his debut, he fought at flyweight, but it was 109. 3 of Licona's last 4 fights have been above 105, he has fought at 112.

I think Barriga's the better fighter, he is more ready for a world title fight even though he has had less pro fights, I think this will be the toughest fight he's had, but he will have the skill and experience, won't struggle for power because his opponent doesn't have power either, he has all the amateur pedigree, and he has the more adaptation to the 10 rounds, has been 12 and his opponent hasn't.

I think this will be a very competitive fight, all action, entertaining, but it won't be close, and Barriga will win a clear UD, probably 116-112.

If I were the winner of this fight, I would want the Menayothin unification fight, he has a great record, would be some win, and the timing is right, because Menayothin is quite old now, has struggled in a couple of fights in recent years, but still, Menayothin, an unbeaten veteran. I think Niyomtrong is good, he's got the WBA, so he's in the mix as well for potential unification fights.