The upcoming Cinco de Mayo boxing showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Amir Khan has drawn some flak from both fans and peers in the boxing industry. The fight which is dubbed to be highly in favor of Alvarez has been called out by different personalities like Kazakhstani pro boxer Gennady Golovkin, who called the match a “business fight.” The backlash comes from Khan who originally refused to battle Kell Brook then suddenly decided to take on a bigger Alvarez.
Recently, Khan revealed that his strategy for the bout would mainly be Floyd Mayweather’s style of fighting. In his interview, he cited Mayweather’s 2013 victory over his upcoming fight date and than he plans on mimicking that game paln. Unfortunately for Khan, Alvarez’s camp shot down his plan even before the British boxer executed it on the ring.
“If you look, during every conference the scenario is the same. All of the opponents have a lot of confidence. Alfonso Gomez composed a rap. James Kirkland and Erislandy Lara [made boasts on what they were going to do], but at the end of the night they all realised that they were wrong,” Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, Alvarez’s coach revealed to Boxingscene.com.
“There is only one Mayweather. There were many times when I wanted to sing like Pavarotti, but I could never reach that voice. A lot of people want to be like Mayweather just like I want to be Pavarotti,” he added mocking Khan’s attempt to pull “The Money’s” move against his fighter.
Veteran promoter Bob Arum also thinks the same as he reveals that he is quite sure that Alvarez will knock Khan out. “If you’re being realistic, Khan doesn’t have much of a chance with Alvarez,” Arum told The Telegraph. “If he gets knocked out, which I think might happen, there would be no way he would be a future opponent on a pay-per-view fight against Manny Pacquiao or any other elite fighter.”
Before the British boxer has been confirmed for the May event, he was one of the few names in the pool of boxers being considered for Manny Pacquiao’s last fight. The ticket ultimately landed on Timothy Bradley’s lap.