Khan: Canelo is twice as good as Kell Brook

khan66By Scott Gilfoid: After recently making a fruitless attempt to setup a big stadium fight against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) abandoned the efforts and chose instead to challenge WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on May 7 on HBO pay-per-view in a fight that will be staged in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Khan says that he believes that Canelo is twice as good as the 29-year-old Brook, who he says turned down a big money offer from him. Khan says he made a big money offer, but Brook turned it down.

It was Brook’s rejection of his offer that led to Khan to look in another direction towards the Canelo fight, and surprisingly he was able to get it straightaway. There was a bit of disagreement about the weight for the fight, as Khan reportedly wanted it to take place at 154 and Canelo wanted it at 155 so that he could defend his WBC middleweight title with the fight.

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Froch: I think Khan can beat Canelo

frochBy Scott Gilfoid: Former world champion Carl Froch thinks that the much smaller and weaker welterweight Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) has a chance to pull off an upset over WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) in their fight on HBO PPV on May 7. Khan, 29, is likely to be a significant underdog in this fight because he’ll be giving away from 25 to 30 pounds to the much heavier Canelo.

At best, Khan might come into the fight at 155lbs, which will pale in comparison to Canelo, who is said by some to be weighing in the region of 185lbs after he rehydrates for his fights. Froch respects Khan for taking the fight, because it takes a lot of courage to fight someone that much heavier than him.

Canelo is even heavier than Froch was during his career. Froch stayed in the 170s for his fights at super middleweight. That kind of tells how out of proportion Canelo is in the middleweight division, especially with his habit of fighting at a catch-weight of 155lbs.

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Canelo vs. Amir Khan: Could the lamb to the slaughter be an unlikely hero?

khan1111By Robbie Bannatyne: Many say,’be shocked but never surprised’ by the strange happenings that can occur in elite sports. But you could almost hear the collective gasp of shock and surprise from the boxing world when we 1st heard that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will fight Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7 on HBO pay-per-view. Hours after waking up to a message regarding the bout via Facebook, from a boxing mad friend back home in Scotland, I am still struggling to digest the dramatic turn of events.

Even most boxing insiders seem to be genuinely flabbergasted by the way fight was fashioned straight from the left field. It appears everyone was blindsided by news of the bout.

My initial reaction was one of utter disbelief. But now, as the news slowly begins to settle, I can see sense in the bout.

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Khan vs. Canelo set for May 7th in Las Vegas

canelo7By Ivan Godfrey: The boxing world was sent into a frenzy of shock and debate yesterday, following the unexpected announcement of a fight between Britain’s two-time world champion Amir `King` Khan(31-3,19ko`s) and the WBC middleweight champion of the world Saul `Canelo` Alvarez(46-1-1,32ko`s).

No one in the industry (bar the two boxer`s management teams) predicted this to be the match up for the fiery haired Mexican`s first defence of the title he acquired from the legendary Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto in November of last year. Most anticipated the welterweight Khan would be facing either his fellow Brit Kell Brook at Wembley stadium in June, or failing that, WBC champion Danny Garcia.

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Roach: Khan will need to fight perfect fight to beat Canelo

roach5By Dan Ambrose: Amir Khan’s former trainer Freddie Roach says he thinks Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) should have taken the easier fight against IBF welterweight Kell Brook rather than facing the much bigger and more talented WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on May 7.

The Canelo-Khan fight was announced earlier Tuesday and it will be televised on HBO pay-per-view. Roach feels that it is a potentially bad match-up for Khan to be facing a guy the size and talent level of Canelo. Roach thinks that Khan will need to fight the absolute perfect fight for him to come up with a victory against Canelo.

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Shah Khan: The Kell Brook fight is always there for Amir

khan67777By Scott Gilfoid: Poor IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (35-0, 24 KOs) finds himself being ignored and passed over by Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs). It’s become kind of the norm for Brook to be ignored and passed over by Khan for fights, and by now, he should expect that kind of treatment.

Khan will be fighting Canelo on May 7 on HBO PPV in a big money fight. Khan’s father Shah Khan says that Canelo was the third most appealing fight for Khan after 1. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 2. Manny Pacquiao. That makes sense.

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Khan will beat Canelo, says Adrien Broner

khan55By Allan Fox: WBA light welterweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner is predicting that Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) will be victorious in his fight three months from now against the younger, bigger and stronger WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on May 7 on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Broner doesn’t say why he believes Khan will win the fight. You would have to imagine that the oddsmakers are going to be giving the 29-year-year-old British fighter very little chance of winning the fight.

Khan is going to have his work cut out for him in moving up from the welterweight division to face the heavier Canelo at middleweight. While Canelo will be spotting Canelo five pounds by facing him at a catch-weight of 155lbs, it matters little, because Canelo rehydrates well into the 170s and some think he’s now 180-pounder for his fights at middleweight.

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Canelo vs. Khan: a genuine mismatch or casual fan’s dream fight?

khan3434By Gerardo Granados: It was announced all over internet earlier today that next May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, former /IBFWBA light welterweight belt holder Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) will fight against the current 155 WBC belt holder Saul Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Not only Amir Khan should have fought against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook next in a huge UK fight that Brook wanted to take place in the summer, but Alvarez should focus in getting ready to fight Gennady Golovkin next instead of hand pick opponents that do not represent a real challenge.

The other day, talking to a friend I told him that Golovkin might as well could get #1 WBC Sebastian Heiland next. The thing is we never considered an opponent below 160 for Gennady. However, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De la Hoya really dug deep in the 147 division and got a glass chin soft puncher for the 155 belt holder Canelo’s next fight.

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Canelo to face Khan at 155lb catch-weight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nev

cotto-canelo-pr (8)By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya has finally found a big enough name for his franchise fighter WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) to fight on May 7 on HBO pay-per-view. As it was just announced moments ago, the 25-year-old Canelo will be facing 147lb contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7.

The fight will be at a catch-weight of 155lbs, and Canelo’s WBC middleweight title will be on the line for the fight.

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan on May 7 on HBO PPV

1-canelo-cotto (4)LOS ANGELES (Feb. 2, 2016) – WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match-up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

Golden Boy Promotions will exclusively promote the fight, with Khan returning to his former home at Golden Boy Promotions for the showdown. The mega-fight promises high-intensity action between two of boxing’s most popular and powerful fighters competing in the primes of their careers. Information regarding, the venue, ticket availability and a press tour for the fight will be announced in the coming weeks.

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