Khan vs Canelo Prediction: Legend Says It Won't Go FourWritten by Leroy Cleveland
Chalk another one up for lineal middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Fight legend and four division world champion Erik Morales, who questions Khan's chin and ability to contain a bigger man, joined the presumed majority in the boxing community by recently predicting an Alvarez win.
Canelo vs Khan
Titles: WBC, RING Magazine
Catchweight: 155 lbs
Date: May 7
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Location: Las Vegas
TV: HBO PPV (U.S.)
"It's a difficult fight as it is difficult to determine whether or not the speed of Khan will give Canelo any problems because [Canelo] isn't that fast," Morales told ESPN Deportes.
"[But] I don't see the fight going more than four rounds," Morales predicted.
Khan is long, difficult, but Canelo has the necessary tools to cut off the ring and exchange. After their first exchange of punches, Khan should feel the force and I don't see how he could last."
"He is a super lightweight who went to welterweight and he just got there. And now he's going to super welterweight, but on the night of the fight he's going to face a super middleweight."
Erik Morales (52-9, 36 KO), one of this era's most exciting fighters, defeated 15 world champions during the course of his career and has major world titles in four weight classes.
Famous for his trilogies with fellow Mexican legend three-division champion Marco Antonio Barrera and to Filipino octuple champion Manny Pacquiao, the durable, crowd-pleasing Morales is considered by many a fight legend.
Erik Morales facts & stats
Titles won: WBC/WBO Super Bantamweight, WBC Featherweight, WBC Super Featherweight and IBF Junior Lightweight
Most Significant Wins :
UD 12 Manny Pacquiao - 2005
UD 12 Jesus Chavez- 2004
KO 3 Guty Espadas Jr - 2003
UD 12 Paulie Ayala- 2002
UD 12 In-Jin Chi- 2001
UD 12 Guty Espadas Jr- 2001
TKO 7 Kevin Kelley- 2000
SD 12 Marco A. Barrera - 2000
UD 12 Wayne McCullough-1999
TKO 4 Junior Jones- 1998
KO 11 Daniel Zaragoza-1997
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