"But being a British fighter and having more support from American TV just shows that as a British fighter I should have had British TV supporting me more... I think it will be a long time until I come back again" Amir Khan, throwing all his toys out the pram and totally forgetting about his fights televised on ITV, Sky Sports and Sky Box Office. This really pissed me off, because there are British fighters who really haven't had any support from British TV (Carl Froch didn't even have the Jermain Taylor fight televised live here, and has been shafted on Primetime ever since) while Amir's had every single bit of support possible. He needs to stop blaming Sky and take some of the rap for choosing an opponent nobody knew, before he starts annoying a lot of people.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (February 13, 2009) – Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus "The Baby Faced Assassin" Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Integrated Sports is distributing three 12-round championship bouts featured on the "Khan-Barrera" card, presented by Frank Warren, in North America for live viewing at 4 PM/ET – 1 PM/PT on cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, TVN, DirecTV and Dish Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95.
Khan (19-1, 15 KOs), 2004 Olympic silver medallist, defends his WBA International lightweight title against seven-time world champion Barrera (65-6, 42 KOs) in the 12-round main event. The two other PPV fights will be former WBO cruiserweight title-holder Enzo Maccarinelli (29-2, 22 KOs) against NABO champ Ola "Kryptonite" Afolabi (13-1-3, 5 KOs) for the WBO cruiserweight championship, while WBO super middleweight champion Nicky "Cookie" Cook (29-1, 16 KOs) defends his title belt against undefeated No. 1 contender Roman "Rocky" Martinez (21-0-1, 12 KOs).