WBC middleweight champion, Alvarez, is the firm favourite going into this fight but anyone completely ruling out a Khan victory is naive.
Khan’s confidence seems to grow with each day, and he is undoubtedly spurred on by his “underdog” status in this fight.
“I know I’m here as the underdog, but I’m ready to win and take this WBC belt back to my home in England,” said Khan.
“The fans will be very happy on Saturday night. I will be the new world champion. I think it will be difficult to knock Canelo out, but I know I can give him a boxing lesson.”
Khan’s game plan will undoubtedly be very similar to those adopted by both Floyd Mayweather and Erislandy Lara when they faced Canelo. How well Khan can stick to and execute this plan is likely to dictate the outcome of this fight.
Canelo will be relying on his timing and counterpunching skills in order to catch Khan but will struggle to outbox him.
Khan’s downfall will likely occur should he take a lead, get over-confident in the middle to late rounds and start extending his combinations. Letting too many shots go could very well end up result in a meeting with the canvas for Khan.
While many are expecting Khan’s chin to be his biggest weakness in this fight, I would suggest Canelo’s body shots could be what ends the evening should Khan slip up.
Canelo, on the other hand, will find himself in serious trouble if he is unable to control Khan’s movement and should he fail to land flush on Khan we could see a shock on the scorecards in Las Vegas.
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