Poor Amir Khan. Just when you think he’s about to really hit the big time, out juts that glass jaw and bam! On the floor.
The Bolton native packed on the pounds to fight Mexican middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, a 25-year-old whose only loss in 48 previous bouts came via the fists of Floyd Mayweather. It proved a remarkably bad decision.
— Mrigank Tyagi (@immrigank) May 8, 2016
Here it is from another angle.
— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) May 8, 2016
Khan was stoic from his hospital bed, with words befitting the experience of a man stopped for the third time in his professional career.
— PA Sport (@pasport) May 8, 2016
A few Arsenal fans, no doubt nervous ahead of their side’s Premier League clash away to Manchester City, decided to tuck into their under-fire team with reference to the vanquished 29-year-old, who was thought to be comfortably ahead on points after out-manoeuvering Canelo during the opening rounds of the fight.
Woke up to the news Amir Khan was knocked clean out.
In other shocking news : Arsenal fighting for 4th place
— Memz Dogi Ⓜ️ (@Memz_Dogi) May 8, 2016
— Charles Bukuwa (@cbukuwa) May 8, 2016
Thankfully, Michael Owen was on hand to offer up his unique brand of cutting-edge insight.
Feel sorry for Amir Khan. Well and truly knocked out last night moving up 2 weight divisions. https://t.co/KUnHTrXhod
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) May 8, 2016
In case you didn’t realise, the link is to the same anodyne quote again on some daft thing called Sportlobster.
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