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Canelo Alvarez knocks Amir Khan out cold in the 6th round

Amir Khan fought about as well as he could tonight, but it only took one monster punch from Canelo in the sixth to squash him.

Well, that went just about as expected! Amir Khan was boxing his ass off for six rounds, showcasing hand speed, movement, and a cool head. All of that was enough to give Canelo Alvarez some difficulties - but Canelo ultimately caught up to Khan in the sixth with an overhand right which put Khan's lights out before his head could hit the mat. Khan would lay motionless on the mat for a minute or so, but appeared to be okay when he finally came to his senses.

Canelo Alvarez showed in this fight that he does in fact have trouble with boxers who can keep him from setting his feet, but he was able to make an adjustment and time Amir Khan for the kill shot. Credit due to Canelo for overcoming early adversity but this fight was exactly what everyone thought it would be. Canelo was a noticeably larger man in the ring and once he closed the distance, if even for a moment, it was enough to end the fight.

In the post fight interview Amir Khan was gracious and called for Canelo to face Gennady Golovkin since he showed the heart to move up to face a dangerous opponent. Khan's trainer Virgil Hunter echoed that sentiment, but much more emphatically, almost demanding Canelo to take on Golovkin next.

Canelo invited Golvokin into the ring for his post fight interview and told the world that he's Mexican and doesn't take shit from anybody, but stopped short of actually saying he would face Golovkin later this year.

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