By Patrick McHugh: For boxing fans wanting to see a replay of the Amir Khan vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez clash from last Saturday on HBO PPV, it can be seen this Saturday night on May 14 on HBO Sports World Championship Boxing. The Canelo-Khan start time will be at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The fight was a good one for Canelo because his start power increased with his highlight reel knockout over the 29-year-old Khan. Canelo felt good enough about his victory after the fight that he invited IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin into the ring and agreed to fight him at 160lbs instead of asking for a catch-weight of 155lbs.
However, Canelo was quickly backtracking later on when he told the media that the weight for the fight will be determined by his management.
Khan gave it a good effort for five rounds in dealing with the power and size of Canelo, but in the 6th, the fight ended suddenly with Khan getting knocked out by a right hand from the Mexican star.
The Canelo-Khan replay can also be seen on May 15 at 9:00 a.m. and May 16 at 11:00 p.m. on HBO. The fight can also be seen on HBO on May 15 at 4:00 p.m. and May 17 at 11:30 p.m.
Canelo showed off his punching power in the fight in showing why he’s one of the biggest punchers in the middleweight division with his KO win over Khan.
Khan landed some nice shots in the fight but he didn’t have the natural punching power that you see from legitimate middleweights. Khan only bulked up to the middleweight division, but there’s a difference between bulking up and someone who has the natural physical frame to fight in this weight class like Canelo does.
Khan says he’s learned from the loss to Canelo that he doesn’t have the size to be fighting in the 160lb division. Khan is now moving back down to welterweight if he can to resume his career in that weight class. We’re going to find out soon whether Khan will be able to adapt to taking muscle weight off to continue fighting at welterweight.
No matter how big n tough the challenge, go out there n give it everything, aim high, believe or you will never know pic.twitter.com/5CeHOI88Gi
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 9, 2016
Many fighters are not able to take weight off and resume fighting at a high level once they bulk up to fight in a different weight class. Khan could wind up being another one of those fighters. If Khan can’t fight at welterweight any longer, then he’ll need to move up to junior middleweight at the very least to try and find success in that weight class.