Feature | Mar 02 2016

Why Canelo Alvarez has a rematch clause for the Amir Khan fight

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya on where Canelo Alvarez goes after Khan and whether Gennady Golovkin is next, writes John Dennen
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CANELO ALVAREZ is a widely (if not universally) expected to beat Amir Khan when they clash on May 7 in Las Vegas. But Oscar De La Hoya, Alvarez’s promoter, made sure a rematch clause was in their contract.

“We do have a rematch clause. So if Amir Khan beats Canelo we obviously will do the rematch,” De La Hoya, the head of Golden Boy Promotions, said. “We put in the contract a rematch for a reason because this is a dangerous fight and obviously we wanted to make sure if Amir Khan beats Canelo we can automatically exercise our option and fight him right away. This is no walk in the park. I believe style make fights and this is a perfect example.

“When I presented this fight to Amir Khan, I did not once think that he would decline it. Because of who Amir Khan is. He’s a fighter. He’s willing to take on everybody. He deserves the big fights. There’s a reason why Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao didn’t want to fight him. There’s a reason and Amir Khan has been in such great fights, whether he’s come out on top or come out on the losing end, he’s been in great fights and really that’s what it’s all about. Willingness to take the chance and Amir Khan is willing to take the chance.”

 

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