Canelo Alvarez piled on more than two stone OVERNIGHT after weigh-in before brutally knocking out Amir Khan, claims Brit
AMIR KHAN claimed Canelo Alvarez piled on over two stone OVERNIGHT before their fight.
And it ended in disaster for Khan, who was rendered unconscious after being brutally knocked out by the Mexican.
At the time, the British star had jumped up from welterweight to challenge for Canelo's WBC middleweight belt.
The fight took place at a 155lb catchweight – opposed to the usual 160lb limit.
But Khan failed in an attempt to place a rehydration clause, which meant Canelo was free to bulk up as much as he liked after weighing in.
Khan told DAZN: "I was never scared of any fight, even when they put me up against Canelo.
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"I remember Golden Boy calling me, I was trying to get the fight against Floyd, and they said ‘Listen, what do you think about Canelo?’
"My lawyer tried to get a rehydration clause, but he said, ‘No’, so he must have walked into that fight 190lbs, I was like 155, 156lbs.
"I’m so happy that I got to share the ring with all the top fighters, pound-for-pound you name it."
Khan's claim means Canelo would have weighed in at 11st but rehydrated to 13st 5lb.
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The former light-welterweight world champion boxed his way to an early lead before a sickening KO in round six sensationally closed the show.
Khan took two years out after the horrific KO and would box just five more times.
But after recently announcing his retirement aged 35, the 2004 Olympian admitted he should have walked away after defeat to Canelo.
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