Last night on HBO PPV, WBC/TheRing Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KO’s) knocked Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KO’s) out cold, as he successfully defended his Middleweight crown.  The fight started out in favor of Amir Khan, as his blazing hand speed was on display.  Khan’s movement and fast hands seemed to bother Canelo.  Khan took the first 3 rounds, and looked like he was in business.  His lightning fast jab was keeping Canelo away, and his lazer like combinations seemed to confuse the Mexican power puncher.  Canelo would adjust and take the 4th and 5th rounds, but not by much, and then in the 6th, Khan’s chin would fail him again.  Canelo would faint the jab, and come over the top with a huge right hand that Khan never saw coming (same as what he did to James Kirkland).  Khan hit the deck after the perfect shot, and he would not get up.  With Khan laying there, literally out cold with his eyes open, referee Kenny Bayless called a halt to the fight.

 

David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KO’s) defeated Glen Tapia (23-3, 15 KO’s) with a 4th round TKO in the co-feature. Lemieux was in control from the start, and Tapia had no answer for his awesome power.  Lemieux was landing his hard left hook on Tapia all night long, and after going down in the 4th, Tapia’s corner stopped the fight.

Curtis Stevens (28-5, 21 KO’s) opened up the night with a knockout of his own, when he demolished Patrick Texiera (26-1, 22 KO’s) with one punch.  Stevens knocked Texiera out while he was getting hit with a punch, which shows you the power that he has in his right hand.  Also, Frankie Gomez (21-0, 13 KO’s) defeated Mauricio Herrera (23-6, 7 KO’s) via unanimous decision, in a fight that was a complete shut out.  Gomez won every round decisively, as Herrera looked old and beaten from the opening bell.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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