Canelo Alvarez took the best of Amir Khan’s boxing through five rounds, then delivered a hellacious right hand in the sixth that no man could endure and immediately called out for the next guy.
Alvarez hammered Khan with his harshest punch of the night, directly on the left side of the jaw, knocking the British fighter briefly unconscious and crashing to the canvas on the back of his head, his arms prone to each side in a knockout loss recorded 2 minutes 37 seconds into the round.
“He’s a fast fighter and I knew things would be competitive in the beginning, but I knew they would come to my favor as the fight went on,” Alvarez said in the ring afterward as a pro-Alvarez, Cinco de Mayo weekend crowd of 16,540 at T-Mobile Arena roared. “I like to surprise everyone.”
After successfully defending his World Boxing Council middleweight belt for the first time, Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 knockouts) then pointed out his rival in the division, Gennady Golovkin, from Golovkin’s ringside seat and spoke and postured as if he’s willing to participate in a fight between the two this year.
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