The mega fight between Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is just a few days away, and both the boxers must be prepared with their plans. Khan, who is the second favourite in the bout, has thought of some strategies, which he will try to execute on Saturday.
There is no denying that Alvarez is more powerful than Khan, who must use his fast hand and movement to stun the Mexican. Khan cannot afford to give him a free punch, as Alvarez possesses one of the most dangerous punches in the boxing circuit. Khan must be tight on his defence as well.
Khan is well about it, and wants to use his skills to defeat the boxer.
"I'm going to hit Canelo and he's probably not going to feel it, but skill is going to win it. I don't want to be involved in exchanges, standing in front of him giving him free shots. I know he can hurt me with one big shot. So I have to make sure I'm balanced when I'm throwing my own shots. It's all about being disciplined and sticking to the game-plan for 12 rounds," BBC quoted Khan as saying.
The British boxer needs to be on top of his toes against the Mexican, as this is Khan's biggest fight in his professional career so far. Khan was keen to fight Floyd Mayweather and Manny Paquiao in the past, but failed to convince them.
This bout between Khan and Alvarez is of huge importance for both the boxers, as the winner of the bout is set to take on Gennady Golovkin. Fans and experts are already lining up a dream bout between Alvarez and Golovkin.
Hence, Khan has a number of things to prove in the boxing ring, which might egg him on to deliver his best on Saturday.
"I'm not supposed to win this fight but believe I can. It's the first time I've been the underdog for a fight. But that's what makes it so exciting for me, wanting to prove so many people wrong," Khan said.