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16 APRIL 2014

 

Barrera Craves Khan Rematch


Barrera wants Khan rematch
Barrera wants Khan rematch

Despite not having fought for over a year and being 38 years-old Mexican Boxing legend Marco Antonio Barrera desperately wants a rematch with British light-welterweight Amir Khan.

 

The former three weight world champion lost via fifth round technical decision after sustaining a deep cut to his head in March 2009 but it is only now some three years later that he has announced he wants to rematch Khan and finally settle the score.

 

Speaking to Sky Sports on Thursday Barrera said: "I feel very sad that I fought Amir Khan with the cut and I want one more fight to prove who I am," Barrera said. "Amir Khan never fought with me - he only hit me with his head. He just needed my name but he never fought with me.

 

"I don’t think Khan can be a great champion. He looked good in the fight with Peterson, which was a tough fight, but he cries. In Manchester when he fought with me, the commission gave him a big present when he hit me with his head.

 

"When he hit me with his head, I felt very bad because I know all the people love this sport and I came to give the best of me. I don’t like what happened in the fight. Maybe if he hadn’t have hit me in the head, the story would have been different.

 

Khan added: "If they stopped the fight, no contest should have been the decision. And there was no rematch - yet he demands one with Peterson. I would fight him again - not for Amir Khan, but for all the people here in England who want to know who Amir Khan is.

 

"He’s very fast but he doesn’t have a punch. He does have a head made of stone though! I respect him but he doesn’t respect the people in England because he knows he didn’t beat me at fighting."

 




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