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07th May 2016

All you need to know about Amir Khan vs Canelo Alvarez

Two weight classes jumped

Simon Lloyd

We’re matter of hours away from the biggest test of Amir Khan’s boxing career.

The Bolton fighter has jumped two weight classes to middleweight in order to take on Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – a man whose only career defeat was at the hands of Floyd Mayweather three years ago.

Both fighters have tipped the scales at 155lbs, although Alvarez is expected to be much heavier than Khan when both have rehydrated, with the Brit expected to remain light in order to make the most of his mobility and speed.

Canelo Alvarez v Amir Khan - Weigh-in

What time’s the fight?

If you’re going to watch it, be prepared for a late one. Taking place in Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, the fight is set to start at 2am UK time.

What TV channel is it on?

This fight is due to be screened on BoxNation TV.

How do their professional records compare?

Amir Khan has won 31 of his 34 fights – 19 by KO. By comparison, Alvarez has won 46 of his 48 fights – 32 by KO. Aside from his one defeat to Mayweather, he also drew his other professional fight.

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