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12 of the greatest foreign fighters to have fought in Great Britain

Some of the great fighters to have visited British shores

12. Marco Antonio Barrera

Super-bantamweight/lightweight, Mexico

A RUTHLESS Barrera defended his WBO super-bantam crown inside a round against Paul Lloyd at the Royal Albert Hall in 1999. The Merseyside fighter was down and cut inside three minutes.

It was the 35-year-old Barrera’s turn to suffer a laceration – this time a decade later against Amir Khan at Manchester’s MEN Arena. Khan’s bright start was enough to see him take a technical decision against the Mexican great after five rounds. The manner of victory wasn’t entirely satisfactory, but it was a hugely notable scalp for the 22-year-old Bolton star.

Marco Antonio Barrera

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