Khan pokes fun at Trump

Amir Khan took the opportunity to use the final press conference before his fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to poke fun at Donald Trump.

British Muslim, Khan, will fight Mexican champion Canelo for the WBC middleweight title on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Controversial US presidential hopeful Trump has previously said he would build a wall along the American-Mexican border if elected, while last year he called for a “total and complete” ban on Muslims entering the country.

And Khan took to the podium to joke: “You never know – this could be the last fight here for me and Canelo if Donald Trump becomes president!”

Both fighters remained respectful towards each other in an otherwise subdued final press call ahead of the bout, which will see Khan move up two weight divisions.

The fight is the 29-year-old’s first title shot since being stopped by Danny Garcia almost four years ago, but he vowed: “You will see the best Amir Khan.

“Canelo’s a tough guy, but we’re going to be ready. He’s a credit to boxing, but it’s my time and I’m going to grab it with both hands.”

Alvarez, meanwhile, said: “I know what Amir Khan brings – he’s fast, tricky and elusive. I’m confident with the work I’ve done I can go in there and break this down.”

Comments