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Amir Khan’s Mexican secret weapon dismisses Canelo size advantage

WBC 31/03/2016

A Mexican is the secret weapon of Amir Khan in a bold and audacious bid to overthrow Jalisco’s favorite son, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

Luis Garda is a highly professional boxing trainer, and as such, he’s a key part of the British fighter’s team.

Aged 35 and born in Guadalajara, Garcia is using his years of experience to royally prepare “King” Khan for the daunting May 7 challenge at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Canelo’s WBC middleweight scepter, will be up for grabs.

“I’m a professional and do my job, and my job is to get Khan very strong and very fast, in order to defeat Saul, ” explains Garcia.

When he was a child, Luis and his family emigrated to California. There he studied and today is one of the most recognized trainers in the United States.

He’s trained Edwin Valero, Daniel Ponce de Leon, Abner Mares and even was an assistant in a preparation of Oscar de la Hoya.

Garcia said his most important work will be on fight night and the weight difference between the two boxers won’t be a significantly telling or felling factor.

“Amir will come in strong for the fight. Amir will be solid and with speed. Saul will not have any advantage. Amir is a great fighter and he’s so fast. Many think it will be an easy fight for Canelo due to sizes, but it will not,” promised Garcia.