With Floyd Mayweather retired (for now), Saul “Canelo” Alvarez steps up to reclaim Cinco de Mayo weekend TONIGHT (Sat., May 7, 2016), taking on England’s Amir Khan inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of “Canelo vs. Khan,” starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast this Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
In addition, blue-chip prospect Frankie Gomez takes on professional hype-wrecker Mauricio Herrera. David Lemieux looks to rebound from his loss to Gennady Golovkin against Glen Tapia, and Patrick Teixeira puts his unbeaten record on the line against the always-dangerous Curtis Stevens.
The main event is what’s bringing in the fans, though, so let’s take a closer look. Is it the mismatch it resembles on paper, or will “King Khan” have a surprise for us?
Name: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez
Record: 46-1-1, 32 KO
Last Five Fights: Miguel Cotto (UD), James Kirkland (KO-3), Erislandy Lara (SD), Alfredo Angulo (TKO-10), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (MD Loss)
Significant Victories (other than those mentioned above): Austin Trout, Ryan Rhodes
Name: Amir “King” Khan
Record: 31-3, 19 KO
Last Five Fights: Chris Algieri (UD), Devon Alexander (UD), Luis Collazo (UD), Julio Diaz (UD), Carlos Molina (RTD-10)
Significant Victories (other than those mentioned above): Zab Judah, Marcos Maidana, Paulie Malignaggi
If Khan were five pounds larger and had a chin made of something other than wet tissue paper, I’d pick him to win this. Alvarez, unlike some of his country’s pugilistic legends, is not a come-forward bruiser — he’s a patient stalker, although he does bring Mexico’s traditional wilting body attack to bear. He is infinitely less effective when he can’t plant his feet, as aptly demonstrated in his fights with Trout, Lara and Mayweather.
Khan can move quite well and — despite somewhat underwhelming power — puts together some of the sport’s fastest combinations. Against Alvarez, who is a solid ….View full article
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