Photos: Amir Khan bulked up, ready for Canelo Alvarez test

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British contender Amir Khan looked in fantastic shape this week as the former world champion opened his gym doors to TV crews and journalists for the final time.

The 29 year-old faces a toughest career test in Canelo Alvarez on May 7 in Las Vegas and has bulked up eight pounds to a catchweight limit of 155 pounds.

Khan, who made his debut at lightweight, is seeking a career-defining win against the Mexican superstar, and judging by his chiseled physique, will not suffer too much of a weight disadvantage when the first bell goes next month.

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Canelo vs. Khan, a 12-round fight for Canelo’s WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Championships, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions and sponsored by “Cerveza Tecate, Born Bold,” O’Reilly Auto Parts, Casa Mexico Tequila and DOOM® — Fight Like Hell on May 13. David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Eye of the Tiger Management and Patrick Teixeira vs. Curtis Stevens is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Main Events. The mega-event will take place Saturday, May 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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