WBC middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez to fight Amir Khan on May 7, 2016

Canelo Alvarez next to fight Amir Khan
Canelo Alvarez, here taking on Miguel Cotto, and Amir Khan wiill face off at a catch-weight of 155 pounds. 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 (Wednesday, Manila time).

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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