Amir Khan believes that Floyd Mayweather will beat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez when the pair face-off on September 14th.
Alvarez is thought to be a major threat to Mayweather’s unbeaten record in professional boxing – that has lasted for 44 fights so far – but Khan thinks that the Mexican will fall short against Mayweather.
“Mayweather might be one step ahead of Canelo. Canelo’s style might fall short,” Khan told NYFightblock.
Alvarez boxes fairly distinctively and prefers to throw a quick punch and retreat rather than trying to land regular combinations.
Khan actually feels that he has a better chance of defeating Mayweather himself, as his style would be more of a threat to the American. He said: “My speed and explosiveness, would help me beat Floyd. My speed takes away his defence.”
Khan is trying to rebuild his reputation after he was defeated in controversial circumstances by Lamont Peterson in 2011 and then had to be stopped during his fight with Danny Garcia in 2012.
He faces a tough test against Devon Alexander next in December this year.
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