British superstar Amir Khan has given his views on the middleweight unification between two superstars in Gennady Golovkin and Saul Canelo Alvarez.
As boxing fans are well aware, Canelo’s recent victories included a devastating sixth round knock-out of Khan, who has admitted to WBN he favours the Mexican to prevail over ‘GGG’ in Las Vegas on September 16.
“You know what, I think Canelo has become so good and so strong as well, he’s been putting in some great performances and has been looking really, really good,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News.
“On the other side, you have GGG, who’s been looking a little tired, a little old and found out by a lot of fighters. People are finding out he’s not as good as a boxer as people are making out.
“Canelo is gonna win that fight,” he predicted.
The 30-year-old also insisted Golovkin v Canelo will be the Fight of the Year.
“It’s hard to compare it to Mayweather and McGregor, but one thing you can say about this is it is going to be the best fight of the year,” Khan said.
“It may not get the biggest promotion or be the biggest fight people are talking about but I tell you one thing, it’s going to be a fight.
“We’ve got two fighters here who seem to be unbeatable.”
The former two-time world champion believes this version of Canelo would beat Mayweather convincingly if the pair had a rematch.
“This Canelo would have knocked out Mayweather if he fought him now. If the rematch ever happens, 100%. He was young and killed himself making the weight last time.
“I fought Canelo recently and I’ll tell you know, he’s a very good fighter and that’s why I say he’s going to beat GGG. A lot of people laugh, but he will.
“People talk about GGG’s power, but Canelo has power and he can punch,” he said.
The Brit caught up with Mayweather during his UK tour last year and confirmed the pair could potentially work together in the future.
He concluded: “Everything is cool, he said he respected me and thought I was doing great things in boxing and he said he’d love to do some work together in the future and work as a team so that’s cool.”
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95