Seven time world champion Marco Antonio Barrera faced Amir Khan in Manchester Saturday for the WBA International lightweight title.
Amir Khan won in the fifth round in a technical decision after Marco Antonio Barrera suffered a severe cut early in their bout.
Khan dominated the fight, out-boxing 35 year old Barrera and inflicting the cut in the first round. By the fourth round, the referee asked for medical advice on the cut, which by this stage was constantly bleeding. By the fifth, the cut was too much and the match stopped.
The victory was Khan’s biggest win to date, and netted him the World Boxing Association (WBA) International and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Inter-Continental lightweight titles.
Here’s the Amir Khan vs Marco Antonio Barrera (fight video):