Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir Khan on Saturday, May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. T-Mobile Arena, the hottest new sports and entertainment venue located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, will host this epic showdown, which will also be produced and distributed live by HBO PPV.
Golden Boy Promotions will exclusively promote the fight in association with Canelo Promotions, with Khan returning to his former home at Golden Boy Promotions for the showdown. The mega-fight promises high-intensity action between two of boxing’s most popular and powerful fighters competing in their primes of their careers.
Today, Khan exuded confidence when discussing his preparations and thoughts going into this fight,
“I have been in training camp for last 6 weeks doing strength and conditioning, in the past I have been killing myself getting down to 147, as I enter the next phase of my training maybe I thought to myself, maybe Amir Khan was always meant to be a Middleweight (Catch Weight for this fight is 155), I am going to be ready for this fight and I believe in myself.”
Amir went on to discuss his confidence, “It’s a fight for me, it’s a fight I can win with the speed I have the power I have, Come May 7th in Vegas, Great Britain is going to come and take over…I’m going to win.”
Notoriously a man of few words took the podium to discuss his training and thoughts going into May 7, “As the Middleweight champion of the world , I will take on the best fighters in the sport and on Cinco De Mayo weekend, I look forward to making the defense of my titles.”
This fight is going to be definitely one to look forward to in 2016, lets just hope we have more great fights planned later this year!