Canelo vs Khan is an eagerly anticipated boxing clash this weekendCanelo vs Khan will be erupting at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas this weekend, and, while it appears fairly one-sided on the surface, there is enough doubt over the victor to make it intriguing. Khan, the physically smaller man who will be making his Middleweight (technically 155-pound) debut, will be playing the role of underdog in this ‘David vs Goliath’ pairing, but his strong resume and top-drawer boxing ability does make him a threat. Put simply, it could be foolish for Canelo to overlook Khan.

Canelo vs Khan: Fight Night Lowdown

Fight Time & TV Channel

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Canelo vs Khan Undercard

David Lemieux vs Glen Tapia – 10 rounds, Middleweight

David Lemieux may have been drummed en route to a 8th round TKO at the hands of Gennady Golovkin last October, but he’ll be back in action against boxer-banger Glen Tapia. The smart money goes on ferocious hitter Lemieux, but once touted prospect Tapia might have enough drive left to exploit Lemieux’s limited defense and re-enter the 160-pound mix. If anything, this is a fan-friendly scrap. Fighter records: Lemieux (34-3, 31 KO), Tapia (23-2, 15 KO)


Patrick Teixeira vs Curtis Stevens – 10 rounds, Middleweight

Another 160-pound encounter which should please fans of all-action fighters. And yeah, it’s probably no coincidence that the Canelo vs Khan card will feature three 160 encounters, making that four for the card in total. Whoever puts in the most memorable performance on this card could wind up facing Canelo (or even Khan) in their next outing, so we can expect veteran Curtis Stevens and promising upstart Patrick Teixeira to bring their A-games here. Both men can bang plenty, and this is a crossroads matchup that has drama written all over it. Fighter records: Teixeira (26-0, 22 KO), Stevens (27-5, 20 KO)


Frankie Gomez vs Mauricio Herrera – 10 rounds, Welterweight

Herrera is a proven top-level talent who has had been dealt more than his fair share of bad luck in the pro game. Herrera has a history of making excellent fighters, such as Danny Garcia in 2014, look a lot more ordinary, however. Frankie Gomez is a blue chip prospect looking to make a name for himself, and, if both fighters are on top form, this could be a fantastic dustup. Fighter records: Gomez (20-0, 13 KO), Herrera (22-5, 7 KO)

Canelo vs Khan: Extended Tale of the Tape, Facts & Stats

Note: Advantageous stats are indicated in red (some may be subjective), and championship stats refer to ‘fully fledged world titles’ only.

Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan



Jalisco, Mexico … Bolton, England


25 … 29


5’ 9.5” … 5′ 8.5″


70.5″ … 71″


Orthodox … Orthodox



2005 … 2005


48 … 34


46 … 31


1 … 3


1 … 0

No Contests

0 … 0

Knockout Ratio

67% (32) … 56% (19)

1st Round Knockouts

5 … 7

2nd Round Knockouts

7 … 3

3rd Round Knockouts

2 … 3

4th – 6th Round Knockouts

9 … 2

Defeats by Knockout

0 … 2

Knockdowns Suffered

0 … 6

Rounds Boxed

326 … 203

12-Rounders Completed

9 … 8

Current Winning Streak

4 … 5

Undefeated Fighters Defeated

3 … 5

Latest Win

Miguel Cotto (UD 12) … Chris Algieri (UD 12)

World Title Bout Experience


8 … 6


1 … 2


0 … 0

No Contests

0 … 0

Successful Defenses

6 … 5

Longest Championship Reign

03/2011 – 09/2013 … 07/2009 – 12/2011

Major Titles Won

WBC, WBA (154 lbs), WBC (160) … WBA, IBF (140 lbs)

Major Titles Currently Held

WBC (160 lbs) … None

Boxing Base Top 10 World Ranking

No.2 (160 lbs) … No.2 (147 lbs)

Notable Performances

CANELO: Miguel Cotto (UD 12), James Kirkland (KO 3), Erislandy Lara (SD 12), Alfredo Angulo (TKO 10), Floyd Mayweather (LOSS: MD 12), Austin Trout (UD 12), Josesito Lopez (TKO 5), Shane Mosley (UD 12),

Kermit Cintron (TKO 5), Alfonzo Gomez (TKO 6), Ryan Rhodes (TKO 5), Matthew Hatton (UD 12), Lovemore N’dou (UD 12), Carlos Baldomir (KO 6), Luciano Cuello (UD 12), Jose Miguel Cotto (TKO 9)


KHAN: Chris Algieri (UD 12), Devon Alexander (UD 12), Luis Collazo (UD 12), Julio Diaz (UD 12), Carlos Molina (RTD 12), Danny Garcia (LOSS: TKO 4), Lamont Peterson (LOSS: SD 12), Zab Judah (KO 5), Paul McCloskey (TD 6), Marcos Maidana (UD 12),

Paulie Malignaggi (TKO 11), Dmitriy Salita (TKO 1), Andriy Kotelnik (UD 12), Marco Antonio Barrera (TD 5), Oisin Fagan (TKO 2), Breidis Prescott (LOSS: KO 1), Michael Gomez (TKO 5), Gairy St Clair (UD 12), Graham Earl (TKO 1), Willie Limond (RTD 8)


What’s your take on BB’s Canelo vs Khan Tale of the Tape, Facts & Stats? And how do you see the action playing out at the weekend? We’ll have Live Results Coverage right here on Boxing Base, plus Live Round by Round Updates via @BoxingBase.