That's because all Canelo Alvarez needed was his powerful right hand to end a close fight with as destructive a knockout you will ever see.
After struggling with Khan’s speed for the first five rounds, Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs) finally unleashed a long right hand that sent Khan (31-4, 19KOs) flying backwards to the canvas, where referee Kenny Bayless didn’t even bother to count him out at 2:37 of the sixth round.
Alvarez retained his piece of the middleweight title after the devastating right, but went and kneeled before an unconscious Khan after the ref's call.
Canelo Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan in the 6th round & then checks out on him 👍 Sportsmanship at finest. Fair Play pic.twitter.com/GCGdicqqO3— Sheikh Ebad (@eSHEIKH_) May 8, 2016
"You want to win by knockout, you never want to hurt anybody," said Alvarez after the fight. "It was my human reaction [to hover]. I don’t want to hurt someone"
After checking on Khan, the Mexican fighter then went over and motioned to Gennady Golovkin, who was ringside, to join him in the ring for a fight.
Alvarez says he has "no issue" fighting GGG at a 160-pound limit. Meaning a big obstacle has been removed towards setting up what could be the bout of the year — any year.
Let's see that brutal KO again.
So who said boxing was dead?