Khan looking to leave a legacy with Alvarez fight


Rated as the underdog for his WBC middleweight title bout against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, Amir Khan is determined to leave behind a legacy in the sport.

Many are tipping Khan to struggle against Alvarez when the two enter the ring in Las Vegas on May 7, with the Mexican enjoying a size and strength advantage over the Brit.

Khan has spoken defiantly since the bout was announced, and remains in confident mood with the contest less than a month away, while relishing the underdog tag.

"I feel like I can shock the world come May 7. I'm getting more confident I can beat this guy," Khan told a media conference call.

"It's about making history and leaving a great legacy behind. I wanted big fights against [Floyd] Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao but they didn't happen so I wanted the next big thing and that was Canelo.

"I just needed that big fight and that was something that would give me more confidence.

"It's great to be the underdog, this is the first fight I'm walking into as the underdog, that way it's a time I can prove to people this is where I belong and it's going to be a great test for me as well.

"Training is going really well, I'm working on new strategies because one little mistake could get me into trouble.

"I don't want to be too light. I'm up against a very big middleweight fighter.

"We're doing everything right. I know I'm not going to be stronger, but my skills will win me the fight and the speed I have is not something Canelo's experienced."