In a truly shocking turn of events, WBC World Middleweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s), will defend his middleweight crown on May 7th against Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO’s).  Buzz has been swirling about who Cannel’s next opponent would be, whether he would fight Golovkin or choose someone else.  Well, the middleweight has chosen to defend against a welterweight.  Amir Khan fights at 140 pounds, and 147 pounds.  Canelo fights at 154 pounds, and supposedly at 160.  This fight is scheduled for a catch weight of 155 pounds, which is the newly created “Canelo” division.

This fight makes absolutely no sense, and is an atrocity to boxing.  Fighters are now more then ever, picking and choosing what fights they want, and what they don’t want.  It is really becoming bad for the sport, and I think if it does not stop, boxing will lose a lot of fans.  Khan is 2 weight classes below Alvarez, and on size difference alone, he has no chance to win this fight.  Canelo is smart, he chose an opponent he knew people would pay to see, so the fight looks good on paper and people will buy it.  This is a huge mismatch though, and I would be surprised if Khan was able to go more then 4 or 5 rounds, against the huge power difference Canelo will posses due to the size difference.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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