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Canelo Alvarez’s ‘huge back’ made Amir Khan ask: ‘What am I doing here?

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Canelo Alvarez’s ‘huge back’ made Amir Khan ask: ‘What am I doing here?

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Amir Khan admitted that just before the first bell of their fight, Canelo Alvarez’s remarkable physique made him wonder, “What am I doing here?”

The Brit has spent most of his career competing between lightweight (135lbs) and welterweight (147lbs) but jumped for a one-off catchweight contest at 155lbs to challenge the Mexican for his middleweight title WBC in 2016.

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Khan was shocked at Canelo’s size once he rehydrated after their weigh-in

“When Oscar [De La Hoya] called me, I couldn’t say no,” Khan recalled to iNews, “Maybe I’m too brave for my own good.

“Floyd Mayweather was being p***y and didn’t want to fight me so I said cool let’s do it.”

The announcement of the fight came out completely out of the blue and took everyone by surprise.

The size difference has been a big talking point throughout.

Canelo Alvarez’s ‘huge back’ made Amir Khan ask: ‘What am I doing here?

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Canelo’s back muscles made Khan think twice

Canelo Alvarez’s ‘huge back’ made Amir Khan ask: ‘What am I doing here?

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The Briton questioned his decision to fight moments before he started

Canelo has since won world titles at super middleweight (168 pounds) and lightweight (175 pounds).

Khan recalled: “I weighed in on the [fight] night at 158 ​​pounds, he weighed 187 pounds. It was crazy.

“At the weigh-in he didn’t look that big, but when I saw him around I thought, ‘What am I doing here?’

“He had his back to me. It was huge.

Canelo Alvarez’s ‘huge back’ made Amir Khan ask: ‘What am I doing here?

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Canelo KOd Khan in the sixth round

Khan had success early in the fight, using his speed to land Canelo steadily.

Ultimately though, he lost by knockout in the sixth round.

Khan reflected: “It was a mismatch on paper.

“Being ahead in the fight was really amazing. I earned his respect.

“Yeah, I got knocked out, but he’s one of the best Mexican fighters ever.”

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