Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez v Paul Williams Sept 15th MGM Grand Las Vegas
Just when Boxing hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons we now look forward to all the right reasons, and why we love this sport. Two huge fights were announced last night, Goldenboy's Richard Schaefer has confirmed that Former Welterweight and Junior Middleweight Champion Paul Williams is next in line to take on the Mexican young gun Canelo Alvarez. The announcement of this fight comes quite a shock to a lot of people as it would seem that Canelo's Match-ups were being perfectly put together and really looked as if they would never going to cause him a problem, Williams on the other hand is just the opposite. He is Tall and awkward and is no stranger to taking on some of the best fighters in the world, infact he is one of few fighters who holds a win over P4P elite Sergio Martinez. He has also beaten Wright, Margarito and Cintron. This will be a huge test for Canelo who is often criticised for not getting in the ring with anyone of any real quality. Recent talk has shown that fight fans feel that Alvarez, even at 21, will soon be ready to step in the ring with Floyd Mayweather. I still cant help but feel that he is a while off stepping up to that class, but a win against Williams would certainly put him in a good position to do so.
Amir Khan v Danny Garcia July 14th Venue TBC
After all that has happened over the last two weeks you can't help but feel for Amir Khan, as he finally gets himself in perfect shape to challenge Lamont Peterson to get his belts back, it is all taken away from him and he did nothing wrong. Well Khan will still need to stay in perfect shape as he will be taking on unbeaten Champion Danny Garcia, who has just come out of a 12 round battle with Erik Morales. Its a perfect match-up that promises so much and i hope it delivers. It hasn't been confirmed what titles will be on the line yet as there is still uncertainty over what will happen to Petersons Belts, but right now i don't think either fighter will be thinking about this. Khan is obviously ready to go and Garcia has confirmed that as soon as it was announced he was straight in training and promises to expose all of Khan's faults. Team Khan have also confirmed they may be looking to get Heavyweight David Price on the card, as popularity grows with the British Champion this would offer great exposure to the U.S where he has become a well known name after his recent demolition of Sam Sexton.