As some of you have seen through social media and news reports over the weekend of boxing sensation Saul Canelo Alvarez having potentially the knockout of the year on challenger Amir Khan. A very interesting match up of Khan’s speed vs Canelo’s punching power that left boxing fans satisfied. Throughout the fight it seemed that Canelo had no answer to Khan’s quickness in the early rounds, but later in the 5th round is when Canelo began to connect his punches and adjust to Khan’s strategy. By the 6th round is when Canelo connected with a vicious over right hand that knocked out Khan, resulting in another victory for the young superstar Alvarez. Khan’s tactic of using his speed and footwork was helping him win the first 4 rounds, but as many boxing experts had mentioned before, Khan’s chin is one of the weakest in boxing and that could end up hurting him if he got caught with a powerful punch. Surely enough they were right.
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Now the question is, when can we see the fight of the year that everyone has been demanding between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez. After the fight Canelo was asked who his next opponent will be, Canelo assured his fans by saying “Like I said in Mexico, ‘We don’t f— around.’ We don’t come to play in this sport. I fear no one in this sport. I’ll fight him right now. Let’s put the gloves on and get in there with him.” Interestingly enough Gennady was at the fight and by request of Canelo invited him to the ring and listened to what he had to say.
It has been clear for some time now that Gennady has said he is ready to face Canelo to claim the middle weight belt. This fight is exactly what Gennady needs to end all discussion if he is the real deal, as many boxing fanatics have mentioned that he needs to prove himself by defeating an elite fighter to get the credit he deserves. There has been issues with making this fight happen as to who will have the bigger payout in this mega fight. Gennady’s camp has already stated that they would take the shorter cut, they just want the fight to happen.
Now is the time for the both fighters face each other and strive for greatness.