By Clive Bernath: Amir Khan
faces the toughest test of his 20 fight career on March 14 when he faces Mexican boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera
. The venue has not yet been confirmed but it is believed the fight will take place in either London, Manchester or Cardiff.
The 34 year-old from Guadalajara may well be some years past his best but his unquestionable experience in battling high profile fighters such as Erik Morales(three times), Johnny Tapia, Naseem Hamed, Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao-make him a very dangerous and risky opponent.
The 22 year-old from Bolton has displayed a fragility around the chin ever since he was floored by the light punching Willie Limond in July 2007 and by Michael Gomez a year later. But it was not until Colombian puncher Breidis Prescott knocked him out inside a minute last September that the fears about Khan’s suspect whiskers were confirmed.
That said the likeable former Olympic Silver medallist from the 2004 Games in Athens, bounced back in style by stopping the normally durable Irishman Oisin Fagan in the second round last September.