Amir Khan won’t rule out facing Gennady Golovkin if he upsets Canelo Alvarez on Saturday, and the UK star says he wold do it at 160 pounds, not a catchweight.
Canelo Alvarez was his usual confident, impassive self while Amir Khan vowed he’d upset the odds and achieve his dream on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Some mighty fine suits were on display as Canelo Alvarez, Amir Khan and Co. gave their final thank-you’s before Saturday’s event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
From THE RING Magazine: Amir Khan’s path to Canelo Alvarez has been lined with critics and cynics, but he hasn’t doubted himself along the way and won’t start now.
The Cinderella story that played out on the soccer field in the U.K. earlier this week is inspiring underdog Amir Khan to beat the odds against Canelo Alvarez on Saturday.
The crowd was there to greet Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan as they and the other fighters on Saturday’s card passed the point of no return.
Two young talents, Jason Quigley and David Mijares grace the undercard of the upcoming Canelo Alvarez-Amir Khan bout on May 7.
Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 knockouts) is set to face Shane Mosley-trained Rocco Santomauro (13-0, 1 KO). Jason Quigley (10-0, 9 KOs) will also face James de la Rosa.
Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya didn’t rule out a rematch with Miguel Cotto (or Amir Khan) for Canelo Alvarez if he doesn’t face Gennady Golovkin next.
Despite a poor performance on Saturday agains Errol Spence Jr., Chris Algieri will probably bypass a tuneup to face another top-level fighter, says promoter Joe DeGuardia.
Errol Spence Jr. and Lou DiBella issued challenges to the entire welterweight division after Spence’s virtuoso performance on Saturday against Chris Algieri.
Amir Khan’s speed will be a key in his matchup with Canelo Alvarez on May 7 and Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter believes he will be just as fast at 155 pounds.
Marvin Quintero faces Petr Petrov on a free outdoor card at Toshiba Plaza following the May 6 weigh-in between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan in Las Vegas.