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Lessons learned for Khan

Originally Published: March 11, 2009
By Brian Doogan | Special to ESPN.com

In his mother's home near Ajusco in the south of Mexico City, Marco Antonio Barrera recalled his savage brawl with Kennedy McKinney. He was drawing parallels to his intriguing encounter Saturday at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England, against Amir Khan.

"Like Khan, I was 22 years old at the time and McKinney had more experience, but I had heart and I wanted to prove that I was a champion," Barrera said. "For Amir Khan, this is a similar kind of fight."

But the similarity ...

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