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As Khan bout nears, Canelo Alvarez questions credentials of Golovkin, maybe his next foe

As Khan bout nears, Canelo Alvarez questions credentials of Golovkin, maybe his next foe

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez won admiration three years ago when he lobbied for a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. that marked him with his only defeat but won him riches.

Now 25, Mexico's most popular fighter nears his first middleweight title defense Saturday at the new T-Mobile Arena against 5-1 underdog Amir Khan of England.

Should he defeat Khan, World Boxing Council champion Alvarez will have until May 22 to begin negotiations to fight unbeaten, two-belt middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, or WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said he'll strip the belt and give it to Golovkin.

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