On Saturday, May 7, Canelo Alvarez defends his WBC middleweight title against Amir Khan. Both fighters are big names with loyal fan followings. This fight is being hyped as pitting Alvarez’s power against Khan’s speed. You can watch this fight on HBO Pay-Per-View for $59.99. My advice to all you fight fans is to save your money. This fight is not worth the price tag.
Let’s be honest, this isn’t a real middleweight bout. This fight is being contested at 155 lbs. Khan is a natural welterweight who should not be fighting in the middleweight division. He can try to stack on as much weight as he wants, but he will never have the muscle mass that Alvarez possesses. He’s similar in height to Alvarez, but he is deficient in mass and power.
Khan has had problems with powerful fighters in the past. He has been knocked out by Breidis Prescott and Danny Garcia, both of whom have less power on their punches than Alvarez.
Another reason that fans should pass on this fight is to protest Alvarez’s selection of safe opponents. He is the WBC middleweight champion, even though he has yet to fight a true middleweight. He looked massive in comparison to Miguel Cotto when they fought in 2015, and I’m sure the same will be true when he is in the ring with Khan on fight night.
If Alvarez were facing a real middleweight threat like Gennady Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs, or Billy Joe Saunders, then I would gladly pay to watch Alvarez fight. Golovkin is obviously the opponent that everybody wants Alvarez to fight. Alvarez’s camp tries to say that they cannot come to terms with Golovkin’s team over an agreed upon fight weight, but that is a BS excuse. There should be no disagreement over weight…it’s the middleweight division. Case closed.
Canelo Alvarez is being guarded. His team fears Gennady Golovkin, and by running away from him, they are only hurting Alvarez’s reputation in the eyes of the fans.
I can’t understand why anyone would buy this fight. Khan is a handpicked lamb being sent to the slaughter. Alvarez is going to walk through Khan’s punches as if they were part of a stiff breeze. Khan can run all he likes, but Alvarez is going to end this fight by KO before round seven.
Hold on to your $59.99 until Canelo Alvarez decides to take on a legitimate middleweight as a challenger. Unfortunately, you may be waiting for a while.