Khan channels Leonard in bid to oust Canelo

Amir Khan

Golden Boy

Amir Khan is brimmingly confident of defeating Saul Alvarez on May 7 to become a historymaker, emulating Sugar Ray Leonard, who defeating Marvin Hagler in 1987.

In an interview for Sky Sports Amir explained: “Leonard was in a similar position. People thought he would be beaten, knocked out and hurt. But Sugar Ray climbed up two divisions and defeated Marvin Hagler.”

Amir Khan accepts Sugar Ray Leonard was legendary fighter with brilliant skills, but he thinks he himself can beat the odds and triumph, to write his own glittering chapter of history.

“This fight will put me on another level. Defeating Canelo to become WBC middleweight champion will be my greatest achievement in my career.”