Amir Khan makes his return to the ring this weekend, ‘King Khan’ will lock horns with Canadian Phil Lo Greco at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Khan will begin the three-fight deal he signed with Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn early this year, following the end of his time on ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here.’
Khan boxed well during the fight’s early stage, however, he fell into a trap in the fight’s sixth round when he was brutally knocked out by an overhand right on the point of a chin.
The popular Mexican was awarded knockout of the year for 2016 by RING Magazine for the victory.
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However, in February Canelo tested positive for Clenbuterol on two separate instances in February. That caused his highly anticipated rematch showdown with Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin.
The 2004 Olympic Silver medalist has now suggested he is unsure if the pay-per-view star was indeed clean during their 2016 fight.
“I’m not saying he was on something when I fought him, but you could see he’d put on a lot of weight,” Khan said to The Telegraph.
“I hope he was clean when I fought him, he’s always going to say he was clean.”
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Khan’s suspicions were piqued following seeing the transformation Alvarez made from the time of the weigh to the fight.
“Only God knows. But he got so big, so quick after the weigh-in.”
“He put on over 35 pounds of weight. I thought there must be something wrong there. I could see how strong he was when I fought him.”
Khan went on to support the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to suspend the Mexican. Furthermore, Khan added that any punishment he receives is justified.
“Khan is also very firm in his belief that Canelo must be punished to set an example for everyone else in the sport.”
“He’s been caught taking drugs which is illegal.”
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He’s a big name in the sport, and I think that he definitely needs to be taught a lesson,” Khan added.
“Otherwise all fighters will think it’s okay. There’s a saying: once a cheat, always a cheat.
I’ve never taken drugs in my life and never will, I want to win fights on my own skills and my own abilities.
But when people need that bit of advantage, it’s unfair.”