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01 OCTOBER 2016

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Alvarez Ko’s Brave Khan In 6 And Calls Out Golovkin


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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, 48-1-1-(34) retained his WBC middleweight title Saturday night by scoring a spectacular sixth round ko over the brave but outgunned Amir “King” Khan, 31-4-(19) at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,Nevada, USA.

 

As expected Khan’s hands speed and movement caused the bigger, stronger champion all sorts of problem’s as early as the opening round as Khan landed a few solid right hands. Round two was much the same as his speed and movement caused Alvarez to miss the target frequently.

 

By the fourth round, though, Alvarez stepped up the pace and changed tactics by targeting the body to slow Khan down. That change in strategy paid off in the sixth round when a massive right hand took Khan clean out after 2.37.

 

Speaking immediately after the fight in the ring a victorious Alvarez said: “He is a fast fighter, and I knew things would be complicated in beginning, but I knew I would get him as the fight went on.

 

“Someone that comes in to box gives you more trouble and someone that comes right in is a little easier to fight.”

 

 




When asked about facing formidable WBA and IBF middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin in a maouth watering unification battle Alvarez said: “I invited him to come to the ring. I don’t fear anyone; we don’t come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport. Right now I will put on the gloves again and fight him.”

 

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Lightweight Lamont Roach Jr w pts 8 Jose Arturo Esquivel Porras
Super Lightweight David Mijares w pts 4 Omar Reyes

 

 

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