As first reported by ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Canelo Alvarez will take on Amir Khan on May 7th for Canelo’s middleweight titles. The fight, which is expected to be in Las Vegas, was just announced and came as quite the surprise to many boxing fans. This 155 pound fight will be the second mega-fight Canelo has been involved in since his win overfuture hall-of-famer Miguel Cotto.
Rafael also reported that this deal did not involve Al Haymon as Khan and his father put the deal together and made it happen. Khan officially tweeted out that he is delighted to announce his upcoming fight with Canelo on May 7th. Stay tuned for more details as they come!