Khan vs Alvarez |Khan vs Canelo PPV | Amir Khan vs Canelo Alvarez
Khan vs Alvarez On May 7th in the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada the boxing world casts its eyes over the WBC middleweight showdown between the champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and challenger Amir ‘King’ Khan. When this match up was first announced eyebrows were raised at the prospect of a welterweight fighter moving up two weight divisions to take on one of the most explosive and dominant middleweights of the current era.
Khan vs Canelo PPV himself has moved up the weights but now, as an established middleweight, holds the world boxing council’s prestigious green strap and looks determined to cement his place as a superstar of the sport.
Amir Khan vs Canelo enters the ring as a huge favorite for this fight. His power, ring-smanship and mental resilience have shown us just how devastating a fighter he can be. His last two outings are prime examples of what Alvarez brings to the ring. Last November he came up against the future hall of famer Miguel Cotto and looked improved and fought more intelligently than we have seen before. Canelo won by unanimous decision after a well fought fight that may have even sent Cotto into retirement.
Amir Khan is stepping up two weight divisions for this fight but remains adamant that his speed will remain the same. He will be bulked up by the time he enters the ring although it remains to be seen if he can rival Canelo in the punch power stakes. Khans last 5 fights have all gone the distance whereas Canelo has 2 knockouts in his last 5 as well as a career knockout ratio of 67%. All of that stats seem to suggest that Canelo should walk away with the win relatively unscathed, however the Khan camp see this differently. On a personal level, I am unsure if Khan can either take Canelo’s shots or be able to move freely around the ring as he would like. Failure in one of the two will end in a quick nights work for the fighter from Guadalajara, who will be fighting on Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day, in front of many fellow Mexicans in the newly built T-Mobile arena, Las Vegas.