Boxing is a sweet science, but it’s also a martial art. With that art comes beauty. It may not be traditional, but the drama on display in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena as Canelo Alvarez knocked out Amir Khan to defend his middleweight title was palpable and the beauty was evident. Khan moved up in weight by nearly twenty pounds to capture glory and ascend to legendary status, but his dreams would crash down along with his unconscious body in the sixth round.
Khan was doing well to start the fight, showing his speed and ability to move away from Canelo’s dangerous power, but as the rounds went on, Canelo would find his distance, and his attacks on Khan would land with greater frequency.
Then, sounding like a clap of thunder, Canelo would finally land a right-handed power shot that would send Khan’s consciousness flying somewhere into the front row to hang out with Jay Z and Beyonce.
The next second seemed to move in slow motion. Khan would fall like a rag doll to the canvas.