Amir Khan ready for Canelo in WBC title

Bolton’s Amir Khan is scheduled to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas next Saturday for the WBC middleweight title.

The former double world champion will step up two divisions from welterweight to fight the 25-year-old from Guadalajara, whose only defeat in 48 fights was to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Whilst Canelo is the favourite amongst the bookies, Khan is convinced he will defy the odds to record a win which would go down in history alongside world title victories for British bulldogs like Lloyd Honeyghan, John H Stracey and most recently Tyson Fury.

The 29-year-old from Greater Manchester said: “Winning this fight will rank right up there in terms of achievements in British boxing. It will be one of the biggest upsets because of the fact I’m moving up two weight divisions for this fight”.

Khan, who has 31 wins and 3 defeats, also said winning on 7 May would be “monumental”.

“Canelo is a great champion and one of the toughest fighters out there. If you want to go down in history you have to take on the biggest challenges. I’m ready to go against Canelo, I’ve done the work and can’t wait to make history”.

Eager to add his name to the current home-grown world champions, Khan added, “I want to add to that. I know I’m seen as the underdog in this fight but when I’ve been put in situations like that, I have always risen to the challenge”.

Khan vs Canelo is exclusive to watch live on BoxNation on Saturday 7 May.

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