(born 8 December 1986) is a British professional boxer and two-time former world champion, having held the unified WBA and IBF light welterweight titles. He currently holds the WBC Silver welterweight title, and has fought at three weight classes: lightweight, light welterweight, and welterweight.
Khan is the youngest British Olympic boxing medalist, winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics, at the age of 17. He is also one of the youngest ever British world champions, winning the WBA light welterweight title at the age of 22. The International Business Times ranked him the eighth best pound for pound boxer in 2011.
As an amateur, he scored notable wins over two-time Olympic gold medalist Mario Kindelán and future world champion Victor Ortiz. As a professional, Khan holds notable wins over nine world champions, including Andreas Kotelnik, Marcos Maidana, Julio Díaz, Luis Collazo, Chris Algieri, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Zab Judah.
Early Life of Amir Khan
Khan was born and raised in Bolton, England. He belongs to a Punjabi Rajput family with roots in Matore village of Kahuta Tehsil, located in Rawalpindi district of the Punjab, Pakistan. He was educated at Smithills School in Bolton, and Bolton Community College. Khan is Muslim, and a member of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order, along with being an active supporter of the Muslim Writers Awards.
Khan has two sisters and one brother, Haroon “Harry” Khan, an undefeated professional boxer. He is the first cousin of English cricketer Sajid Mahmood, related through a paternal grandfather, Lal Khan Janjua, who moved to England after being discharged from the Pakistan Army.
Santos Saul Alvarez Barragan (born July 18, 1990), commonly known as “Canelo” Alvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the current lineal, The Ring, and WBC middleweight champion, as well as a former WBC, WBA (Regular), and The Ring light middleweight champion.
In an interview, Álvarez explained that he was born in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, but his family was at the time living in San Agustín de Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. At the age of five, his family moved to their current home of Juanacatlán, Jalisco. Growing up on his family’s farm, he learned horseback riding, which he continues today. Alvarez is the youngest of eight children, seven of them boys; all of his brothers also became professional boxers. Among his brothers are welterweight boxers Ramón Alvarez, Ricardo Álvarez and former Interim WBA World Champion, Rigoberto Álvarez.
“Canelo” in Spanish is the masculine word for cinnamon, which is a common nickname for people with red hair.
Álvarez started boxing at 13 years old, after watching his older brother Rigoberto Álvarez’s debut as a professional boxer. In 2004 he won the silver medal at the Junior Mexican National championships, held in Sinaloa. He became the 2005 Junior Mexican National Boxing Champion in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, at the age of 15. Canelo has an amateur record of 44-2.
Canelo vs Khan
: Amir Khan has signed a deal to face Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title in a fight which will take place on 7th May 2016 at MGM Grand, Las Vegas. In what is a very surprising move by Amir Khan to move to middleweight without having fought at this weight before has kind of left boxing fans in shock. Having said that he will be fighting for WBC Ring Magazine and lineal middleweight titles.
Golden Boy Promotions announced the fight today and it will be a 155lb catch-weight title fight in MGM Grand which will be broadcasted live in United States by HBO via Pay Per View. This was the third biggest fight Khan could get after missing out on Mayweather and Pacquiao but this fight will not only earn him big purse but also he has nothing to lose as he is fighting at middle-weight for the very first time.
A fight with Kell Brook was suppose to take place this summer but that will be postponed for later 2016 or early 2017 depending on the result of Khan-Alvarez fight.
||Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan
Las Vegas, NV
Amir Khan vs Canelo Alvarez – ANNOUNCED
||MGM Grand, Las Vegas, USA
||HBO PPV broadcasting in USA. SkySports will get the fights rights in UK while Azteca will broadcast fight live in Mexico. PTV Sports will broadcast in Pakistan
||Gold Boy Promotion and HBO are likely to add another big fight on the undercards which will be announced within next.
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||Number of promotional tours are announced starting in New York. London UK and atleast one more in USA closer to the fight.
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MGM Grand has capacity to hold around 16,600 people and we can safely assume the arena will be sold as the fight is taking place on “Cinco De Mayo” weekend. Which is a big day for Mexico and historically Canelo Alvarez and some great mexican boxers has fought on this weekend.
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What to expect In Khan vs Canelo Showdown ?
Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title from Miguel Cotto last year with an impressive win, his fourth consecutive win after he lost against Floyd Mayweather back in 2013. He will be odds on favourite to beat Amir Khan who has so many things going against him.
Khan has not fought regularly enough in the last 3 years to suggest he can get a win over Canelo Alvarez. Amir Khan naturally much lighter compared to Canelo Alvarez who has been fighting at the middleweight for a long time. Khan has massive advantage of speed and he will be eager to follow Mayweather’s steps who defeated Canelo on pure boxing ability. But Khan is not Mayweather and Canelo has improved alot since his defeat. So its more of a mis-match and a casual fans dream fight.