Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Khan Has Brains to Beat Saul ; Boxing

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Khan Has Brains to Beat Saul ; Boxing

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AMIR Khan plans to overcome Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's power in their world title showdown by turning the bout into a 'game of chess.' .

The Bolton boxer is stepping up through the weight classes to fight Alvarez, who has only been beaten once in his 48-fight professional career: a majority decision against the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in September 2013.

Alvarez's record as a middleweight makes him a heavy favourite against the former lightweight, but Khan is determined to make the fight on May 7 about wits rather than mere fists.

With Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard in support at a press tour in Los Angeles, Khan said: "This is the biggest fight of my career. Canelo is physically very strong, and come fight night, I will be ready and coming in very happy and very strong. …

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