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Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan official for May 7 in Las Vegas

Oh God why.

The boxing public has been giving Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez grief for refusing to defend his newly-won middleweight title at middleweight.

They'll be happy to know that Alvarez has taken their criticism to heart.


Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KO), who just recently moved up to welterweight after a long run at 140 pounds, will step way up in weight to face "Canelo," who won the WBC middleweight belt from Miguel Cotto last November. Khan has won five straight since getting knocked out by Danny Garcia, three of them at 147. Wins over Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri are solid, sure, but this is just absurd.

Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO) is supposedly set to face Gennady Golovkin later this year, but negotiations have stalled due to the former's insistence on defending his belt at a 155-pound catchweight rather than the 160-pound division limit. This fight does not give the impression that he's likely to budge on that.

Will speed trump power? Will the infamous Khan chin strike again? Who will come out on top? Let's ask one of the finest minds of this generation.

Can't argue with that.

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