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Khan Ready for Alvarez

In the early hours of Sunday morning, UK time, Amir Khan fights Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas.

The bout is for the WBC middleweight belt, a division that is two divisions higher than Amir has ever fought in.

Many are suggesting that it is a fight Khan can’t win, pointing out that nobody can go up through two weight divisions and mix it, straight away, with one of the best middleweight fighters in the world.

However, the Bolton fighter reckons he can beat the Mexican at 155lb and ahead of the fight has outlined his fight-plan, remarking,

'I'm going to hit Canelo and he's probably not going to feel it, but skill is going to win it.

'I don't want to be involved in exchanges, standing in front of him giving him free shots. I know he can hurt me with one big shot.

'So I have to make sure I'm balanced when I'm throwing my own shots. It's all about being disciplined and sticking to the game-plan for 12 rounds.

'Before, I've not respected guys who have knocked me down or out. This fight I know I can be hurt so I'll be on the edge and my defences will be sharper.”

It all sounds so plausible, with Amir further adding,

'Canelo is going to be stronger, but things I have that are better than him are speed and movement.'

That remains to be seen, but Khan’s Mexican opponent has only one blemish on his record , losing to Floyd Mayweather Jnr.

If Khan can out-box his opponent with his speed and movement, it will be a wonderful achievement, but I’m of the belief it will only take one big punch to catch Khan and he’ll be in big trouble.

The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 6 2016

Time: 1:05PM


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