May 07 2016
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Middleweight
46-1-1 
KO 6

Score cards

  • 47-48
  • 49-46
  • 48-47
KO 6
31-3-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Middleweight Championship
Vacant The Ring Middleweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
34
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOSDTKOMD
Form
UDUDUDUDRTD
46
Wins
31
32
By KO
19
70
KO%
61
1
Loses
3
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Amir Khan report

Who won Alvarez vs Khan?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Amir Khan by knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 7th May 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC & The Ring belts on the line.

Alvarez vs Khan stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 46 wins, 1 loss and 1  draw, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Amir Khan made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Canelo had a slight advantage in power over Khan, with a 70% knock out percentage over Khan's 61%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Khan had 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Amir Khan fought out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 3 months later than Khan, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 193 more professional rounds, 425 to Khan's 232.

Alvarez vs Khan form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beat Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Khan had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Samuel Vargas on 8th September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Phil Lo Greco on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Chris Algieri on 29th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York.

Hehad won against Devon Alexander on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had been fighting more than Amir Khan.

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 2 years, 5 months and 15 days ago, while Amir Khan's last outing had been 3 years, 1 month and 11 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Khan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.

What time did Alvarez vs Khan start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Alvarez vs Khan?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Amir Khan made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Amir Khan news

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