ISLAMABAD: British boxer of Pakistan origin Amir Khan has admitted that his fight with Canelo Alvarez will be one of the biggest challenges in his career but he believes he has it in him to come out with a win.
Khan is moving up two weight divisions to fight the Mexican boxer on May 7 at Las Vegas. “What makes it so exciting is the weight. I’m going up two weight divisions. He’s a dangerous opponent, I’m going in the lion’s den but I can make history,” Khan was quoted as saying by prominent boxing website www.boxnation.com.
Khan is an underdog in this the fight as Alvarez is one of the most powerful boxers in the circuit and has established his dominance inside the ring, winning 46 of his 48 fights. However Khan’s record is great as well, with 31 wins in 34 fights.
Khan has always been a popular boxer in the circuit, and he expects the crowd in Las Vegas to support him.
He also feels Alvarez is favourite to win the bout, but his fans could play an important role in emerging victorious.
“They will come out in full force cheering me on. He’s a huge favourite in this fight but my fans will push me so hard to get me through and win this fight,” he said.
Khan’s desire to fight Mayweather and Pacquaio was widely known, and he even came close to grabbing a bout against both the boxers, but the parties failed to come to an agreement. However, Khan believes the Mexican belongs to the same class of Mayweather and Pacquiao.
“It’s as big as it could have been if I fought Mayweather or Pacquiao. Canelo is up there with the biggest names in boxing.”