Garcia: Khan can beat Canelo

Danny Garcia is backing Amir Khan to spring a massive surprise and beat Saul Alvarez.

The two-weight world champion, who beat Khan at super-lightweight in 2012, believes the British challenger has the technique to come out on top on May 7.

Garcia took just four rounds to stop the Bolton fighter and admits that size and power of 'Canelo' could see him retain his WBC world middleweight crown.

But the American suspects Khan's boxing skills can trouble the Mexican superstar on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

"I think Khan has the perfect style to beat Canelo," he told Fighthype

"If you're talking talent, I think Khan is definitely more talented than Canelo. 

"The only thing is, can he sustain Canelo's attack and power? Can he survive in the later rounds? But I think Khan is going to start good in the fight. 

"If he has a strong finish, if he finishes strong, he has a chance to win the fight. He has to be able to take a big punch. 

"But as far as style, I think he's got a good style to beat Canelo. But we don't know if he's physically strong enough."

Khan is already in camp with trainer Virgil Hunter and believes beating Alvarez would be his biggest boxing achievement.