Barrera-Khan Is On, Experience Against Youth

John Louie RamosSenior Writer IJanuary 16, 2009

Amir Khan is set for the biggest fight of his career on the other hand Marco Antonio Barrera is set for his biggest fight since coming out of retirement.

Last year, after suffering his first career loss Khan has redeem himself by knocking out the over-matched Oisin Fagan to the delight of his British fans also that same year Barrera came out of retirement with a mission, winning a world title at lightweight and making him the first Mexican to win world titles at four different weight classes.

Frank Warren, Khan's promoter, admitted the Barrera bout was fraught with risk, saying Thursday, "This is a huge step up for Amir who had some serious thoughts about it"

Barrera might be out of shape but still remains a formidable opponent for Khan much because of his experience while Khan might have some lapses, specifically in his defense but he has all the physical advantages in height, reach and speed.

"It's a big fight for Amir who has been champing at the bit. This is the right fight for Amir at this stage of his career," Warren added.

A worn-out boxing scene, a rising prospect against a washed-out legend, although this time the legend won't just roll over and die.