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Saul Alvarez to defend WBC middleweight title vs Amir Khan

/ 01:37 PM February 03, 2016
Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, enters the ring prior to his super welterweight fight against Erislandy Lara, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. AP

Canelo Alvarez, of Mexico, enters the ring prior to his super welterweight fight against Erislandy Lara, Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Las Vegas. AP

LONDON — WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez will defend his title against British boxer Amir Khan, who is jumping two weight divisions for the fight in Las Vegas on May 7.

Golden Boy Boxing announced the fight on Tuesday.

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Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto in a unanimous points decision in November. The 25-year-old Mexican has lost once in 48 fights, to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Khan, a former world light-welterweight champion, hasn’t fought since beating Chris Algieri on points in May.

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