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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Canelo Alvarez knocks out Amir Khan in Round 6

After struggling to find his range in the first five rounds, Canelo Alvarez caught Amir Khan with a vicious right hand that knocked the UK challenger out cold.

In the first five rounds, Amir Khan (31-4-0 KO 19) really fought a very disciplined fight following religiously the perfect game plan. He was able to land fast combinations snapping back Canelo's head few times. He managed to maintain distance and fire combination from the outside while constantly moving and changing directions.

Canelo (47-1-1 KO 43) struggled to find his range in the first five rounds. He's picking his shots to the point that he's so economical. He's banking way too heavily on power shots that he's timid to unleash combinations. He's a little too wild with his vaunted left hook, missing a wildly few of them inside five rounds.

In the sixth, power pot-shooting paid off for Canelo. He faked a left hook, got Khan's attention, and came up with a vicious right hook while stepping in and landed right on the button that Khan never saw it coming. The moment that shot landed, I know Khan will never make it to the next round.

The official time of the stoppage:  2:37 in the sixth round.

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