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Boxer Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win: Hatton (Reuters)

Posted: May 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Boxing - Amir Khan training ahead of his WBC Middleweight Title challenge against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez - Las Vegas, United States of America - 4/5/16 Amir Khan before the workout Mandatory Credit: Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) – Amir Khan will have to produce one of the greatest displays ever seen by a British boxer if he is to beat WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to Ricky Hatton. The 29-year-old, like fellow Briton Hatton a former light-welterweight world champion, has moved up two weight divisions – putting on the best part of 10 kilos – to take on flame-haired Mexican Alvarez, whose only defeat in 48 fights came against Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013. Khan is a huge underdog against Alvarez, nicknamed Canelo (the Spanish word for cinnamon) because of his hair, but Hatton believes he could pull off an upset.



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