Fury: Speed key for Khan against Alvarez

Tyson Fury believes Amir Khan can follow in his footsteps and spring a major boxing surprise by beating Saul Alvarez, but only if he uses his speed to capitalise on his opponent's 'slow feet'.

After agreeing to move up in weight to take on WBC world middleweight champion Alvarez in Las Vegas, Khan is certainly not the favourite.

However, Fury insists that this should not deter the 29-year-old from Bolton as he, himself, was given no chance of beating Wladimir Klitschko.

"Remember, anything is possible. Don't forget I went into the Klitschko fight as a 5/1 underdog, as a rank outsider, but I came out victorious," Fury gloated on Sky Sports.

"If I can beat a super-champion and out-box someone who [most people] thought couldn't be out-boxed then surely Amir Khan can beat Alvarez, who has only been a champion for a few years."

The lineal, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring magazine unified heavyweight champion is clear though that Kahn will need to box smart and use his speed if he is to be successful on the seventh of May.

"Alvarez has got slow feet, so the key to beating him will be speed and Amir Khan's got that."