Alvarez vs Khan

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  • Canelo vs Khan
  • 46-1-1  31-3-0
  • KO 6 KO 6
  • Score Cards 47-48, 49-46, 48-47
  • Saturday 7th May 2016
  • T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, USA
  • WBC World Middleweight Championship
  • The Ring Middleweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Middleweight
  • Tape
  • 25 age 29
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 5' 9" / 174cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD KO SD TKO MD < form UD UD UD UD RTD <
  • 46 wins 31
  • 32 by ko 19
  • 70% Ko% 61%
  • 1 Losses 3
  • draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2005
  • tape rankings @ Middleweight
  • WBA
  • WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Alvarez vs Khan Info

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 took place over 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 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 30 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 170 more professional rounds, 402 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.

Amir Khan had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Chris Algieri on 29th May 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Devon Alexander on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Devon Alexander on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Luis Collazo on 3rd May 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Luis Collazo on 3rd May 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 1 year 4 months and 23 days ago, while Amir Khan's last outing had been 5 years 3 months and 29 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. 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 1 year and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 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.

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