May 9, 2016
Canelo Alvarez KOs Amir Khan
The Mexican Boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan on Saturday April 7 in the 6th round. Canelo hit a punch on the face of Amir and take him down, the fight was intense but Canelo was focused on the victory and he got it. The mexican defeated Miguel Cotto last year and right now is one of the best boxers in the world and wants to demonstrate it fighting with Gennady Glolovkin. Amir Khan doesn’t looked like a dominant boxer in this fight against Canelo Alvarez and thats why Canelo took advantage on him and knocked out him with a impressive punch that put all the audience on feet. After the fight Canelo said in the interview that boxers have to put away all stupid stuff and stand on the ring and fight. In Spanish he said: “Tenemos que dejarnos de mamadas y pararnos en el ring a pelear” taking about Gennady Glolovkin’s excuses to fight against him. Now we have to be waiting for some news about what will happen with this two great boxers and see if the make a deal and fight. Who you think that can win the fight, Canelo or GGG? Does that fight could be better than Mayweather vs. Pacquiao?
Facing former British Olympian Amir Khan, Alverez took less than six rounds to cause the stoppage, with a right hand that delivered the best knockout of the year to date.
With the Mexican down on the scorecard midway through the scheduled rounds, Khan made an uncharacteristic mistake in exposing his chin to the hard-hitting red head.
Canelo, seeing his opportunity, struck with a brutal right hook, knocking out Khan immediately.
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Referee Kenny Bayless didn’t even bother to count Khan out at 2:37 of the sixth round — he was never going to continue after a shot like that.
Boxing promoter Golden Boy Promotions labelled Canelo’s punch the “2016 knockout of the year”
Alvarez retained his piece of the middleweight title, but it was not without some nervous moments for his fans who packed the new T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. Khan, who moved up two weight classes to face the bigger champ, was more than holding his own in a tactical fight when the right hand suddenly ended it.
“People have known me only for my power,” Alvarez said.
“I have many more qualities in the ring and I showed that. I think people saw more of me.”
Alvarez went and kneeled before an unconscious Khan, then went over and motioned to Gennady Golovkin, who was ringside, to join him in the ring for a fight.
The Mexican secured his 47th professional win from 49 bouts, while Khan suffered his fourth loss of his career to give him a record of 31-4.
The win opens up a likely “super fight” match-up between Golovkin and Alverez, with both fighters expressing their interest in a bout immediately after things wrapped up at T-Mobile Arena.
When asked if he would fight Golovkin, Alverez simply said:
“We are from Mexico. We don’t f*** around.”
While the Kazakhstani fighter tweeted his support of the bout.