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Amir Khan can achieve greatness if his chin stays strong

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This coming Saturday Amir 'King' Khan will be presented with an opportunity to make his mark on the boxing world and put himself amongst the higher echelons of the game.

He will be fighting in Vegas again but at the new T-Mobile arena on the strip in a genuine super-fight. The man he'll be facing is Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez who, having only been beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr, is a massive step up for Khan.

The Brit is also going up slightly more than a weight division to meet at 155lbs. So does he have the tools to overcome this perceived mammoth task?

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They say styles make fights and it's going to be about whether Amir can refrain from taking too many flush shots as a result of Canelo's fast footwork and hands.

However, the Bolton-man can take some confidence from when the Mexican took on Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout, as both men gave him severe problems in those battles. They were both able to tag Canelo on a number of occasions, making him look sluggish when they could get on the front foot.

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British-born Khan has some of the fastest hands in boxing and his footwork is extremely good as well. Of course, his ability to take a punch has always been in question and, again, it will be put to the test come fight night.

Khan portrays the impression that he has thought he is better than some of his previous opponents and hasn't shown them the respect they probably deserved, you need confidence in boxing but he was over confident.

He said he was trying to do a number on Danny Garcia and hurt the current WBC Welterweight champion, therefore stopped adhering to the game plan and consequently got taken out. The 29-year-old can't be anything but motivated and respectful of Alvarez which in fact, will put the Mexican at a disadvantage in comparison to some of Khan's previous opponents.

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Amir is going to box to a game plan this time just because he's probably fearful of his opponent, which many fighters from the past have suggested can give you the edge.

Khan deserves respect for taking this challenge on and an educated prediction would suggest we should expect the Brit to hit the canvas at some point but to still beat Alvarez on points and, at the same time, give real cause to a match-up with 49-0 Floyd 'Money' Mayweather.

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Topics:
Saul Alvarez
Amir Kahn
Danny Garcia
Austin Trout
Manny Pacquiao
Boxing
Floyd Mayweather

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