Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion, is clocking up the miles and sparring the rounds, in a rocky robust no-stone-unturned preparation to defend his crown in May at the Arena T-Mobile in Las Vegas, against agile and able former world champion, Amir “King” Khan, in a duel organised by Golden Boy Promotions. Khan arrives with a record of 31-3, with 19 KOs, while the popular champion is 46-1-1, 32 KOs. Canelo opened his training camp as part of the promo activities, leading up to the big fight.
The Mexican ginger: ‘I am training very hard, and I am fully focused to win this May 7th in order to defend my WBC middleweight championship. Amir Khan is a talented boxer, but I will be the winner on May 7. I am not over confident, as Khan represents a perceptible danger in the ring.’ Alvarez won the WBC middleweight championship on November 21st after defeating Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Briton is fresh from defeating former world champion, Chris Algieri on points.