Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) overcame Amir Khan (31-4, 19KOs), scoring a one-punch knockout in the sixth round of their contest at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A crowd of 16,540 fight fans watched Khan outbox Canelo from the start of the bout. Khan was quickly able to cause all sorts of problems for Canelo with his blistering hand speed, footwork, and movement.
However, with each passing round, Canelo got a little closer to Khan, allowing the Mexican champion to land well.
In the sixth, we saw Canelo feint, throw a right cross and catch Khan flush, sending the British star straight to the canvas and forcing referee Kenny Bayliss to wave the fight off.
“People have known me only for my power. I have much more qualities in the ring, and I showed that,” said Canelo in a post-fight interview.
“I think people saw more of me tonight. Someone that comes into box gives you more trouble, and someone that comes right in is a little easier to fight.”
Thankfully, Khan was not injured by the knockout, and he tweeted a picture from the hospital, congratulating Canelo and thanking the fans.