The first installment of HBO’s 24/7 Canelo/Khan: Episode 1 (Full Episode on YouTube video below) follows the two world famous pugilists Saul Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan in the early stages of training camp for their May 7th super fight.
Canelo Alvarez the handsome young red head star from Mexico and Amir Khan the British Olympic Boxing Silver Medalist and former world champion, both foreigners, are training out of the same state, California. Khan up North in Hayward with trainer Virgil Hunter, known for building bay area product Andre Ward into a top pound for pound boxer, and Canelo training in the beautiful Southern California city of San Diego with his trainers the Reynoso’s who’ve trained him since childhood.
The first first episode introduces HBO viewers to Amir Khan, this is his first time on 24/7 and covers his rise to fame in Britain as a beloved Silver Medalist Olympian, to his time with Freddie Roach (known for being the long time trainer of Manny Pacquiao), and his decision to change to a more defensive minded trainer in Virgil Hunter after his knockout loss to Danny Garcia. We also get to see a glimpse of family life with Khan’s wife and young daughter visiting him during camp.
Canelo was last seen on 24/7 when he fought Miguel Cotto for the WBC Middleweight Championship, he captured the belt and now defends it against a much faster opponent in Khan. For this fight Canelo will focus on speed and timing, while Khan is going for size and power while maintaining speed.
HBO Boxing 24/7 Canelo/Khan – Episode 1: Full YouTube Video
24/7 Canelo/Khan episode 2 will debut on Saturday, April 30 at 10:30pm ET/PT on HBO. Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan WBC middleweight championship airs Saturday, May 7 beginning at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT live on HBO pay-per-view.