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Haye: Khan is Bigger, He'll Cement His Legacy By Beating Canelo

By Carlos Boogs

Former two division champion David Haye believes his friend Amir Khan is actually the bigger fighter when compared to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

On May 7th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Khan (31-3, 19KOs) will move up by eight pounds to face Canelo (46-1-1, 32KOs) for the WBC middleweight title.  

Khan is a huge underdog, with most pointing to his questionable chin and Canelo's advantages in size and power. Khan has been knocked out at lightweight and junior welterweight.

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While many expect the fight to be physical mismatch, Haye feels very confident that Khan will shock the world by pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent years.

"A lot of people out there are fearing for his health. A lot of people believe that he will be knocked out. He's been knocked out three weight divisions below this, so they feel he's got no chance," Haye told BoxingScene.com's Declan Taylor.

"A lot of people are dismissing him, a lot of people feel it's a mismatch, but I'm of the complete opposite opinion. I believe this fight is going to cement his legacy as one fo the greatest fighters of our generation, because he's such an underdog, because he's not a world champion currently, but he's going to go up and fight a champion at his weight."

"I've been up close to both of them. I've grabbed both of their arms. Amir seems to me to be bigger. He's definitely taller. He seems wider. Maybe Canelo's got thick legs or a big ass or something, but I didn't see where the two weight difference is - I didn't see it. And I'm quite good at checking peoples weights. I'm a professional boxer my whole life. I'm used to seeing fighters. They seemed similar size. If anything, Amir seems bigger."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 04-04-2016

I've always liked Khan but I'd have liked him a hell of a lot more if he hasn't wasted half his career chasing Mayweather. At the same time Mayweather and Pacquiao both ducked him. This is 100% clear if you…

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 04-04-2016

[QUOTE=larrys.o.g;16581924]lol..but he beat Alexander,Colazzo and Algeri doe[/QUOTE] Three former world champions whereas his "peers" like Kell Brook has never beaten a former world champion.

Comment by SalimShady1212 on 04-04-2016

[QUOTE=thack;16581771]I think he was sparked four divisions below David, he may run and jab and try to tell himself he's at a level he's not. Canelo is far from superman this is why he's fighting Khan but Khan has never…

Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 04-04-2016

David Haye DKSAB. "Fury only has a 1 in 20 chance of beating Wlad doe"

Comment by thack on 04-04-2016

'cement his legacy' what is David talking about , this kid has been knocked out in every division he's fought in and it's only because he hasn't fought anybody at welterweight that he hasn't been knocked out there yet.

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