Amir Khan Defeats Marco Antonio Barrera – March 14, 2009 (This Day In Boxing History)

Thirteen years ago, Amir Khan took on legendary Mexican boxer Marco Antonio Barrera.

Khan temporarily silenced his critics when he defeated Barrera via technical decision. The referee was forced to stop the fight when a cut above Barrera’s forehead worsened. The cut happened in the late first round after an unintentional clash of heads.

“I shut the critics up,” he said at the time. “It was a tough fight for me but I made it easy work.”

Khan began to visible control the fight after the clash of heads, dominating his opponent for the five rounds. He used his height and reach advantage to have edge on Barrera.

Khan is a former unified light welterweight world champion, previously holding the WBA Super title from 2009 to 2012 and the IBF title in 2011.

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