Former world champion Amir Khan is unfortunately also known for being a part of Canelo’s respected knockout highlight reel.
But that doesn’t take away the fact that the boxer is absolutely excited about the upcoming middleweight championship showdown between Gennady Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Recently Khan set up a training camp in San Francisco and has been getting ready for his next fight, but the biggest bout of the year in boxing is Golovkin-Canelo.
“This is going to be a very special fight,” said Khan in an interview with ESPN.
“It’s one which I’m really looking forward to watching because fans have been asking to see this for a long time. These are the two best middleweights in the world taking on each other. It’s the way that boxing should be — the best fighting the best,” told Khan.
The boxing world has been totally divided by this fight, but a for the most part people are picking Golovkin to win the fight. Khan disagrees.
“Going on their past few performances I think that Canelo is only getting better and will get the win. Golovkin is an excellent fighter, but his last performance against Danny Jacobs would have given Canelo a lot of encouragement,” commented the Bolton native.
He then brought up the fact that he has actually been in the ring with Canelo and explained what’s it like.
“I’ve been in the ring with him and he’s quick, has good movement and is a big puncher. I know a lot of people think Golovkin is the puncher going into this fight, but Canelo’s power should not be underestimated,” said Khan who got knocked out in the sixth round by Alvarez.
One of the more popular opinions surrounding this fight is that it does remind people of the historic fights that were Haggler-Hearns and Leonard-Duran.
“Everyone remembers the era of Tommy Hearns, Marvin Hagler, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran when they all fought each other. Even today we still talk about it. This fight has the potential to be a modern classic, and I do think it will live up to the hype,” told Khan.