Canelo vs. Khan Result
In a bout that was dubbed power vs. speed, we saw both qualities throughout the fight, but it was the former that eventually won out, as Canelo Alvarez stopped Amir Khan with a devastating right hand in the sixth round on Saturday night:
Khan, who entered as a big underdog, got off to a fantastic start. He controlled the first several rounds with his lightning quick hands and appeared to have Canelo in discomfort.
But the middleweight champion adjusted and appeared to be gaining control of the fight before landing the knockout punch that you’ll be seeing on highlight reels for a long, long time.
Up next? Canelo vs. GGG. We hope.
Canelo vs. Khan Card
Curtis Stevens def. Patrick Teixeira via KO in 2nd Round
Frankie Gomez def. Mauricia Herrera via Unanimous Decision (100-90, 100-90, 100-90)
David Lemieux def. Glen Tapia via TKO in 4th Round
Canelo Alvarez def. Amir Khan via KO in 6th Round
It’s a fight that’s being dubbed as power vs. speed.
Canelo, who is now BoxRec’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, has unparalleled punching power. But it’s not just raw power, he’s also efficient with his bruising style:
That’s bad news for Khan. The Brit boasts impressive hand speed but has a questionable chin. Two of his three defeats have come via stoppage, and the move up two weight classes to fight a power puncher who is naturally bigger than him figures to serve as a major test.
Khan, though, isn’t worried:
But where I think the added weight helps is with my durability. People say I can’t take a punch. But I think I’ve got a stronger chin, and as long as I don’t do something careless and leave myself wide open, he’s not going to knock me out.
The oddsmakers don’t agree. Not only is Canelo a heavy favorite, but he is -220 to win by KO, TKO or DQ.
It seems that one of the most anticipated fights of the year is either headed towards an exciting finish or a shocking upset.