Fitness | Training | May 07 2016

Canelo vs Khan: The Scientific Verdict

Boxing Science's Danny Wilson provides the essential analysis of Canelo vs Khan
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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez & Amir Khan Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

WELL, the boxing world has just been bamboozled by the unexpected announcement that Britain’s Amir Khan will be taking on Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

The reason why Canelo vs Khan, scheduled for May 7, is such a surprise to boxing fans is that it will take place at 155lbs… that’s eight pounds over the welterweight limit Khan has spent just 18 months getting used too.

The news has gripped and divided boxing fans across the world, many wondering whether this is a smart move for Khan? It is a massive fight with huge financial benefits, but how will Amir fair in the fight?