Tijuana KO artist Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo (20-2, 18KOs) will have the opportunity to revenge his first loss on his pro ledger when he faces Colombian Ronald “Indio” Barrera (29-8-2, 18KOs) on Saturday, November 26th, at the Rosarito Municipal Auditorium. The fight card is presented by Antonio Lozada’s Baja Boxing Promotions and will be broadcast live on Televisa.
“This is a fight that I have asking my promoter for and they were able to deliver,” Badillo stated once it was confirmed that the bout was delivered. “I am going to clean up that loss from my record more because of pride than anything else. I am going to prove that I deserve another world title shot.”
The Badillo-Barrera twelve round rematch will be in the bantamweight division and more than likely be for some type of international title.
In April of last year, Barrera stopped Badillo in the ninth round of a scheduled twelve and put the first loss in Badillo’s record. After a competitive first half, Barrera was able to pull away and trap Badillo against the ropes in the ninth and batter him with unanswered shots which forced the third man in the ring to halt the assault. Soon after, Badillo was taken to the hospital for tests.
“I made a mistake in that fight,” Badillo said regarding the bout that took place in his hometown of Tijuana. “I made a lot of errors and I tried to knock him out early. Barrera beat me; he beat me with his experience. This time it will be different, I am not going to get frustrated, I am going to fight him intelligently and I am going to beat him. I can’t lose, I can’t lose again.”
After their match up in April of 2010, Barrera challenged for the junior flyweight title versus Omar Niño whom he lost to in the seventh round but he has won his last two in a row in his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, and both in his natural weight division, bantamweight.
As for Badillo, he was able to string together three wins via knock out until this past July when he was stopped in three rounds by Hugo Cazares in his bid for the flyweight WBO title.
The rematch between Badillo and Barrera will be the main event of Baja Boxing Promotions’ “Homecoming” which will also feature Tijuana prospects Antonio “Kañitas” Lozada Jr., David “Morita” De La Mora, Jorge “Tremendo” De Alba and Jesus “Chino” Badillo among others.