April 12, 2016 Louisville, KY. (Analyzed Sports)
Amir Khan vs. Canelo Alvarez, Preview, Tale of Tape, Prediction
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
“I know Canelo fights the best and wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to face me like others have,” said Amir Khan. “My goal is to always fight the biggest names and the best fighters that is why I’m excited for this fight. Also, I would like to thank my team and Golden Boy Promotions for this opportunity. I know I have the speed and ability to beat him and will give my fans what they deserve on May 7.”
“As the middleweight champion of the world, I will take on the best fighters in the sport and on Cinco De Mayo weekend, I look forward to making the first defense of my titles,” said Canelo Alvarez. “Amir was a decorated amateur, a two-time world champion and is in the prime of his career. Fans are in for a great fight on May 7.”
TALE OF THE TAPE Canelo AlvarezAmir KhanRecord46-1-1 32 KOs31-3 19 KOsHeight5’9″5’8Reach70″71″KO%67%56%Age2529StanceOrthodoxOrthodoxHometownMexicoGreater Manchester EnglandTotal Bouts4834
Canelo is the bigger fighter, but Amir is the better boxer of the two. Styles makes fights. Look for Canelo to keep the pressure on Khan come May 7th to pull out a TKO in round 7.
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