Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan: Preview and Prediction
On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on Amir Khan in an interesting matchup for the WBC world Middleweight championship. This is not the fight of the century by any means, but my feelings about the fight have shifted from contempt to genuine curiosity.
Alvarez has been the favorite since the fight was first announced, and at first I didn’t even give Khan a fighter’s chance. Recently though I’ve teased at the idea of Khan scoring an upset over the Mexican superstar.
As ridiculous as this matchup seems, the stakes of the fight are high. The most obvious implication of who wins this fight concerns the recent buzz about Floyd Mayweather Jr. possibly coming out of “retirement” for a 50th fight. In other words, it’s a matter who will get better retirement money.
If Khan pulls off an upset, he might get the fight of his dreams and the dreams of boxing fans nowhere. As for Canelo, a win could potentially mean facing Mayweather for a rematch, not that there needs to be one.
If anything, beating Khan would be a nice stepping-stone for the much-desired fight with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
Merissa Dyer is a certified personal trainer who began boxing at age 17. Boxing originally attracted Merissa’s interest because of its next-level conditioning that could challenge her body and mind. She especially hopes to be a fearless example to women and encourage their participation in the sport.