Boxing fans can watch the Amir Khan vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight live online and see if the British fighter can win in his jump up two weight divisions against the nearly unblemished Alvarez.
The fight will take place Saturday night from Las Vegas, with the Pay-Per-View undercard starting at 9 p.m. (2 a.m. in the UK). The match will be available on Pay-Per-View, but the preliminary undercard can be seen for free in the embedded video below.
The fight will be quite a challenge for the 29-year-old Khan, who added muscle to his body and neck in order to fight Alvarez. But Khan said he has been able to keep his speed and believes he is poised for one of the best fights of his career.
“I feel very strong. I think it’s the strongest I’ve ever been for any fight. I’ve got that extra bit of weight and it has given me an edge in power. The speed is still there as well,” he said via the Telegraph.
“It’s improved my stability. We’ve had some great sparring partners and training camp has been good. It has been very disciplined. I am sparring 12 rounds with a lot of heavier guys.”
Khan has worked closely with American trailer Virgil Hunter, who Khan said will be providing constant guidance throughout the fight. Khan said Hunter has devised a series of hand signals for the two to communicate and will be “yelling at me from the corner and making sure I’m doing the right things.”
Fans who watch the Amir Khan vs. Canelo Alvarez fight live online will see one of the most difficult challenges of Khan’s career. Alvarez has only one loss in his 48-fight career, losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on points and is seen by most as the favorite to win on Saturday.
There is a lot of attention around the fight, which will be the inaugural bout in the $375 million T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Friday’s weigh-in already drew thousands of people to the outdoor Toshiba Plaza despite some uncharacteristic drizzle and cool breezes. The weigh-in also drew a number of boxing legends, including Roberto Duran, Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield, and Golden Boy promoters Oscar De La Hoya, and Bernard Hopkins.
“I feel great making the weight, and I’m look forward to a great fight [Saturday night],” Alvarez told the crowd, via ESPN. “I know I’m fighting a fast fighter with a lot of experience, but I can also fight and I have a lot of experience also.”
Here is the full card for Saturday night’s event:
Preliminary Bouts (7 p.m. ET)
- Super Bantamweights, 10 Rounds: Diego De La Hoya (14-0, 8 KO) vs Rocco Santomauro (13-0, 1 KO)
- Middleweights, 10 Rounds: Jason Quigley (10-0, 9 KO) vs James de la Rosa (23-3, 13 KO)
- Lightweights, 8 Rounds: Lamont Roach Jr (10-0, 3 KO) vs Jose Arturo Esquivel (9-4, 2 KO)
- Welterweights, 8 Rounds: Rashidi Ellis (14-0, 11 KO) vs Marco Antonio Lopez (25-8, 16 KO)
- Junior Welterweights, 4 Rounds: David Mijares (pro debut) vs Omar Reyes (1-2, 0 KO)
Pay-Per-View Undercard Bouts (9 p.m. ET)
- Middleweights, 10 Rounds: David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO) vs Glen Tapia (23-2, 15 KO)
- Welterweights, 10 Rounds: Mauricio Herrera (22-5, 7 KO) vs Frankie Gomez (20-0, 13 KO)
- Middleweights, 10 Rounds: Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KO) vs Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KO)
Boxing fans who want to watch the Amir Khan vs. Canelo Alvarez fight live online can find the Pay-Per-View coverage at canelokhan.com. Viewers in the UK will be able to watch the bout through BoxNation TV.
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