Tag Archives: Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan

Joel Diaz on Avni Yildirim: ‘He’s going to shock the world!’

Avni Yildirim is a big underdog against Canelo Alvarez (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On February 27, Avni Yildirim will look to upset the odds in front of him as he challenges WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The fight will take place from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida and will be broadcasted worldwide on DAZN, expect in Mexico.

Yildirim (21-2, 12 KO’s) does not exactly have the credentials to make one think he would have a legitimate chance against Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO’s), however. His last fight was a technical-decision loss to former champion Anthony Dirrell, and he also was the recipient of a knockout loss at the hands of Chris Eubank Jr. in 2017.

Canelo Alvarez finishes Amir Khan off in the sixth round with a brutal one-punch knockout

Canelo Alvarez stopped Amir Khan in the sixth round of their matchup on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, May 7, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped a courageous Amir Khan in the sixth round of their HBO pay per view showdown from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Canelo (47-1-1, 33 KO’s) had a little trouble early on adapting to Khan’s style, as the British star and former junior welterweight titlist stuck to moving and boxing  early on. Through four rounds several outlets had Khan ahead of Canelo, who was patiently biding his time.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan both hit the scale at 155 pounds at official weigh-in

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan clash on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

As soon as it was revealed that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be making the first defense of his title against former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan, speculation began to run about the size difference between the two men.

Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) has always been a solid junior middleweight, who has came into the ring well over 170 pounds on certain fight nights, while Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) is moving up in weight following a three-fight stint in the welterweight ranks.

Virgil Hunter breaks down Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan days before big showdown

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan face off at their final presser in Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments prior to the final Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan press conference inside of the MGM Grand’s KA Theatre in Las Vegas, Nev., Hustle Boss caught up with former Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter.

The Oakland, Calif.-based trainer has been with Khan the past four years, dating back to his upset loss to Danny Garcia in July of 2014, and the duo has reeled of five straight victories together.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan make their grand arrivals to Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez making his grand arrival to Las Vegas (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday, May 3, WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan made their grand arrival to Las Vegas ahead of their HBO pay per view clash this Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) and Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s) are both exuding extreme confidence ahead of this matchup, although Alvarez is the clear betting favorite to his obvious advantage in size. Canelo is coming off of one of his most complete performances to date, as he defeated Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds this past November.

Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan Predictions from Las Vegas, Vol. 1

Fighters from the Mayweather Boxing Club speak on the May 7 Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan bout (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

When it was announced that WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez would be defending his title against former junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, it was met with much surprise.

With so much talk talk immediately following the matchup, it was only natural to get some thoughts on the contest.