Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez retained his lineal world middleweight championship, knocking out UK’s Amir “King” Khan at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, Saturday night.
Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1 KO 43) admitted that Amir Khan (31-4-0 KO 19) is a fast fighter and things would be complicated in the beginning. But he’s confident coming in that everything will come to his favor.
“He’s a fast fighter, and I knew things would be complicated in the beginning, but I knew they would come to my favor as the fight went on,” said Canelo.
Canelo having difficulty finding his range early on the fight and was swinging wildly with his vaunted left hook. But at the end his power carried the night and took over knocking out Amir cold in the sixth round with hard right cross after faking a left hook to the body.
Canelo insisted that he have more qualities in the ring contrary to what people known about him being a power puncher.
“People have known me only for my power. I have many more qualities in the ring, and I showed that. I think people saw more of me tonight. Someone that comes in to box gives you more trouble and someone that comes right in is a little easier to fight,” said Canelo.