Amir Khan rattled Barrera as he dominated the early part of the first round before an accidental head butt occurred late in the round that saw Barrera’s face oozing with blood.
The clash of heads hindered Barrera’s ability to find his target as blood continued flowing down to his face. This gave Khan the opportunity to deliver his punches on target almost at will starting on the second round.
It appeared that Khan was also injured in the late round accidental head butt as small amount of blood showed on his face.
The third round saw Amir Khan dominating the fight with a series of punches towards the end of the round which rattled Barrera who was having a hard time with his vision due to the blood flow coming from his forehead.
In the fourth round Barrera’s forehead continue to spew blood down to his face as the referee called for the ring physician to examine the bloodied Barrera. The doctor allowed him to continue but Khan almost immediately fired a rapid combination in search for an end to the fight.
The fifth round started with Khan throwing punches at will prompting the referee to call again the ring physician and this time he signal the referee to discontinue the fight due to injury.
After five rounds, Khan led in all score cards prompting the referee to declare him winner by TKO.