Amir Khan and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weigh-in for their title fight on Saturday night.
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Amir Khan and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both weigh-in at 155 pounds for their title fight in Las Vegas
SHOWS: LAS VEGAS,NEVADA, UNITED STATES (MAY 6, 2016) (GOLDEN BOY PRODUCTIONS-ACCESS ALL)
STORY: England’s Amir Khan and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez both weighed in at 155 pounds for their WBC title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas
Challenger Khan will go into the fight as a huge underdog in his clash with Alvarez.
Englishman Khan has moved up two weight divisions to take on the flame-haired Mexican, whose only loss in 48 professional fights was to undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2013.
Khan (31-3, 19 knockouts) is a two-time former world champion and has oozed confidence in Las Vegas this week despite not having fought since his unanimous decision over American Chris Algieri nearly a year ago.
Former WBA and WBC super welterweight champion Alvarez, who lost both world titles on a majority decision to Mayweather, is a 5-1 favourite for an intriguing matchup that will pit the Mexican’s power against the Englishman’s speed.
The 25-year-old from Guadalajara, who has an impressive record of 46-1-1, including 32 knockouts claimed the WBC middleweight crown with a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto in November.