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In pictures: Alvarez ‘monster punch’ knocks Amir Khan out

The hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab.
Updated 08 May, 2016 03:09pm

LOS ANGELES: Canelo Alvarez defended his World Boxing Council middleweight belt Saturday by knocking out Amir Khan with a vicious right hand late in the sixth round of their Las Vegas title fight.

The 25-year-old hard-hitting Mexican dropped Khan with a straight right over a passive left jab that sent the Briton crumpling to the canvas with just 23 seconds left in the round.

Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan in action for the WBC middleweight title. — Reuters
Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan in action for the WBC middleweight title. — Reuters

“I showed my balls by getting into the ring with a big guy,” said Khan. — AFP
“I showed my balls by getting into the ring with a big guy,” said Khan. — AFP

Canelo Alvarez throws a left at Amir Khan. — AFP
Canelo Alvarez throws a left at Amir Khan. — AFP

The was Khan's first go at middleweight. — AFP
The was Khan's first go at middleweight. — AFP

The back of Khan's head bounced off the deck, prompting his corner to rush to his aid. — AFP
The back of Khan's head bounced off the deck, prompting his corner to rush to his aid. — AFP

It was a shocking end to what had been a close fight up to that point. — Reuters
It was a shocking end to what had been a close fight up to that point. — Reuters

Amir Khan after losing the fight. — Reuters
Amir Khan after losing the fight. — Reuters