LAS VEGAS (Staff Report) – Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez on Sunday knocked out Pakistan-British boxer Amir Khan during their WBC middleweight fight in Las Vegas.
According to official scorecards, Khan was knocked in 6th round, when Alvarez struck him with a monster punch. It took Alvarez 2 mins 37 seconds of round 6 to eliminate Khan.
— Keith (@RespeckTheStar) May 8, 2016
As far as scores are concerned, Amir Khan was lagging behind on the cards of two judges with 48-47 and 49-46 respectively, while he was leading with 48-47 on the card of Adelaide Byrd.
This was Khan’s fourth defeat in his 35th fight, while Alvarez moved to 47-1-1. The attendance was around 16,540 by the end of fight.
Following the game, Amir Khan was taken to hospital for check up. However his promoter Oscar De La Hoya said that he was rushed to hospital on “precautionary grounds,” and was in good condition.
Amir Khan also tweeted to congratulate the winner, while he also said thanks to his fans around the world.
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) May 8, 2016