The Fight with Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez was like watching an old rerun show, even though we know how everything ends, we still watch it over again. Nope, that is not the definition of insanity since we are not expecting different results. From Breidis Prescott to Danny Garcia… we all know Amir had one major problem against heavy punchers. You can teach heart, you can teach will power, but you can’t do anything if you have a glass jaw.
Even if he is the fastest gun slinging puncher in boxing
Khan showed brilliance from the first round till the fifth. He was fast, and accurate with his punches. He was arguably the better boxer between Canelo, but as soon as Canelo found his range, it looks like a short night for Khan. I gave Amir the props for fighting a bigger and powerful boxer, it takes a lot of balls to fight a guy bigger and powerful than you. Khan fought a brawler in Marcos Maidana way back in 2010, and he took Marcos to school on a Unanimous decision win. Prior to the Canelo fight he had three consecutive wins against Chris Algieri, Devon Alexander and Luis Collazo. He was on a roll and wanted to fight the bigger fishes in Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Pacquiao isn’t a stranger to Amir, they had sparred each other before and Coach Freddie Roach was vocal that there were times, Khan laid in the floor motionless for a few minutes after being hit by Manny. The puffy punches of Floyd could have been perfect for Khan, but he blew that fight up before negotiations started. And now Canelo Alvarez was his only golden ticket.
Amir Khan went to the fight, promising a victory in the end. He was a showman with good marketing skills. He made us believe that this would be a good fight. But nobody is really buying it. One big punch came out the difference. Just like an old rerun show, we already know how the story ends.
A sad reality to boxing’s talented boxer and weakest jaw.