Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Khan Plans to Return to Welterweight after Loss in Las Vegas

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Khan Plans to Return to Welterweight after Loss in Las Vegas

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AMIR Khan has confirmed he will move back down to welterweight after suffering a devastating knockout at the hands of Saul Canelo Alvarez.

The 29-year-old was taken to hospital after being blown away in six rounds at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Khan jumped up two weight classes for the biggest fight of his career - but simply couldn't handle the raw power of the WBC middleweight champion.

He will now continue his pursuit of a world title at a more natural 147lbs.

He said: "I tried as much as I could and trained very hard for this fight. Unfortunately, I didn't get the result I wanted.

"Although I feel strong at this weight, I am naturally a lighter fighter and plan to go back down to welterweight.

"But, I like to challenge myself and that is why I took this fight. I want to be the best, and to be the best I have to fight the best. …

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