WBC middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez defeated Britain’s Amir Khan in the main event via a sixth round knockout of their title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Alvarez caught Khan with a big right hand on the chin for a brutal knockout in their fight.
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Cheered on by a large Mexican crowd during the Cinco de Mayo weekend, Alvarez retained his 160-pound world title in his first defence, six months after defeating Miguel Cotto.
Khan was looking good by using his hit and move tactics and looked to have edged the first five rounds on most observers’ scorecards.
But in the sixth, Canelo connected with a couple of shots then nailed Khan with a one-punch knockout on the left side of the 29-year-old’s jaw that had the challenger out before he hit the canvas.
After the fight Canelo said: “He is a fast fighter, and I knew things would be complicated in the beginning, but I knew they would come to my favor as the fight went on.
“People have known me only for my power. I have many more qualities in the ring and I showed that. I think people saw more of me tonight.
“Someone that comes in to box gives you more trouble and someone that comes right in is a little easier to fight.”
Some other undercard results:
David Lemieux def. Glen Tapia, KO, R4, 0:56
Frankie Gomez def. Mauricio Herrera, Unanimous Decision
Curtis Stevens def. Patrick Teixeira, KO, R2, 1:04