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Amir Khan backs former opponent Canelo Alvarez to STOP Gennady Golovkin in their trilogy fight as he insists the Mexican is currently ‘at the peak of his career’ and will outdo his bitter rival next weekend
- Retired boxer Amir Khan insists Canelo Alvarez will beat Gennady Golovkin
- The duo will meet on September 17 for a trilogy fight at the T-Mobile Arena
- Khan admitted the Mexican is at his peak and will surpass Golovkin
- Alvarez wants to recover from second defeat in his last fight
Retired fighter Amir Khan has backed Canelo Alvarez to maintain his super middleweight titles when he meets rival Gennady Golovkin for the third time on September 17.
Alvarez won both of their two previous fights, with his majority decision win over Golovkin in 2018 controversial, with many feeling the Kazakhstan had done enough to win.
Khan, who was knocked out by Alvarez earlier in 2016, gave his thoughts on the upcoming trilogy fight between his former opponent and Triple G as the duo prepares to face off at the T-Mobile Arena.
Canelo Alvarez (left) will fight for the third time against Gennady Golovkin (right) on September 17
Amir Khan was previously knocked out by Alvarez and has backed his old foe for the win
Alvarez’s divisional dominance saw him unite the super-middleweight class with his win over America’s Caleb Plant last November.
And Khan feels the Mexican remains at his peak with age and strength by his side as he prepares for a third meeting against former world champions Golovkin.
“I see Canelo Triple G quit,” Khan said in a live video chat on his Instagram.
“Look, a lot of people will have something to say about this, ‘Ah, Amir knows nothing about boxing.’
Alvarez (right) has already beaten Golovkin twice after controversial decisions
“But you know what it is, I really think so. It is my opinion. Everyone has their own opinion,” he added.
“So it’s a third fight, you have to remember that Canelo is at the peak of his career.
‘Do you understand me? He’s old, he’s strong, he’s settled now. His weight is great. He holds the weight well. Power, speed. I think I could see Canelo in that fight [stopping Golovkin].
Golovkin, 40, has hinted that his next fight with Alvarez could be the last of his career
Khan stated that Alvarez (right) is at his peak and expects to cruise to another win
“No disrespect to Triple G – what a beast he is – but you have to remember he’s getting older and he’s been in the game for a long time.
“He was in the same Olympics I was in ’04…I just feel like Canelo is the fresher guy who hasn’t been in so many wars.”
The fight comes at a precarious time in the careers of both fighters, with Alvarez trying to bounce back from a second-ever loss of his career after losing to Dmitry Bivol at light-heavyweight.
While 40-year-old Golovkin has indicated that he plans to retire in the near future, and many are anticipating the title fight with Alvarez, his final step in the ring.
Golovkin has a chance to regain his status as super-middleweight world champion