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Tyson Fury: Amir Khan has the ability to beat Canelo Alvarez

Tyson Fury is no stranger to an upset, and thinks Amir Khan can pull one against Canelo Alvarez.

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Tyson Fury is drawing on his own experience as a big underdog to declare his faith in Amir Khan's chances at beating Canelo Alvarez when the two meet on May 7 in Las Vegas, a fight announcement that took the boxing world by surprise and has most predicting that Alvarez, the naturally bigger man fighting at his preferred weight of 155 pounds, will have no trouble against Khan.

Fury sees Alvarez's slow feet as the main advantage for Khan:

"Alvarez has got slow feet, so the key to beating him will be speed and Amir Khan's got that. But remember, anything is possible. Don't forget I went into the Klitschko fight as a 5/1 underdog, as a rank outsider, but I came out victorious. If I can beat a super-champion and out-box someone who [most people] thought couldn't be out-boxed then surely Amir Khan can beat Alvarez, who has only been a champion for a few years."

Fury also doesn't see Khan (31-3, 19 KO) taking this fight instead of a UK showdown with Kell Brook as a problem, believing that the Brook fight will be there for Khan no matter what happens in this fight.

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