Canelo KO’s Khan
Canelo Alvarez delivered one crucial blow to Amir Khan on Saturday night that decided the highly anticipated fight. Alvarez knocked out Khan to improve his record to 47-1-1 with 33 KO's. According to CompuBox, Alvarez landed 64 of 170 (38 percent) and Khan landed 48 of 166 punches (29 percent), but it all came down to one punch as the scorecards were split at that point.
"Many people focus on my power and talk about my power," Alvarez said, "but I have many more qualities in the ring. I like to surprise everyone."
Alvarez knocked out Khan with a powerful right hook that was by far one of the cleaner punches Alvarez landed that night.
"Like I said from the beginning, I knew he was very fast and knew it would be competitive in the beginning," Alvarez said. "But I knew time would come to my favor, and you saw that."
Khan was cleared by medical after the knockout, where he needed time to recover from the heavy blow.
"I was getting in the ring with a big guy," Khan said. "Unfortunately, and I didn't make it to the end. But I tried my best. I want to be the best, and I want to fight the best. That is why I took this fight."
Alvarez' next opponent will likely be Gennady Golovkin. CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya sounded off on the possible next fight.
"Golovkin, make sure you answer your phone tomorrow morning," De La Hoya said. "We will call you. Make sure you answer your phone tomorrow."
Should Golovkin and Alvarez face off, this will be the highest anticipated fight since Mayweather-Pacquiao.