Khan Would Join British Greats With Alvarez Win: Hatton

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Whether his efforts will pay off will be revealed on Saturday night, but despite all his endeavours Khan still admitted he is at a power and strength disadvantage at the pre-fight press conference.

Mayweather is a former five-weight world champion considered by many observers to be the best fighter of his generation.

THE ARENA: This is the first fight in the new T-Mobile Arena, which opened last month on the Las Vegas Strip. He made the jump to welterweight just two years ago, having previously been a light welterweight champion. Add to that he can't hurt Alvarez and it's pretty much a given that Alvarez can hurt him with anything he lands cleanly to the head or the body...then how do you think the fight will end up?

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News.

"When you take a look at Canelo's career at 25 years old he has already fought Mayweather and Lara and Trout ...When you look at Golovkin's career he has fought one, maybe two fighters that have been champions or ex-world champions". Aside from losses to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia, Khan dominated that division for four years.

"[Khan wants to prove] that he belongs in the upper echelon of boxing".

In the post Mayweather and Pacquiao world of boxing the opportunity is there for someone to become sport's next icon. A win vaults Khan to that position. "I have trained for everything and worked on my speed and my power".

Khan is best known for his fast hands and boxing skills. He also has great reflexes and can duck and dodge his way out of punching combinations.

They spoke of the difficulty of watching a bigger opponent absorb punches, of the increased tactical emphasis involved, and of the mental strain of being the smaller fighter.

"Pacquiao jumped up two weight classes and took me into retirement, so who had the last laugh?"

The WBC middleweight king doesn't do trash talking and has been respectful to Amir Khan in the build-up to their showdown in the early hours of Sunday.

The thing here is that Mayweather hasn't necessarily hinted at Khan to be one of his opponents, and the reality of it all is that Khan stands to gain from it both in finances and popularity.

"He should be able to", Muehlhausen told FNL. An onslaught of winging punches ensued, with Khan refusing to hold and continuing to exchange while hurt.

"At times it's going to be a chess match", Khan said. "It is a high risk".

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Canelo Alvarez is fighting Amir Khan, though the chatter this week has mostly been about Gennady Golovkin. Depending on who he fights, if it's GGG, the fight has to happen in Arlington Texas.

"Canelo has the most to lose".

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