MEXICO CITY -- Although many will say that the difference in weight between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan will be one of the hot topics over the next three months, so will Khan's speed, which could prove to be a headache, warns Alvarez's trainer Jose "Chepo" Reynoso.
"We chose Khan because it's one of the most attractive fights out there at the moment," Reynoso told ESPNdeportes.com. "Khan is a very fast fighter who neither Floyd Mayweather nor Manny Pacquiao wanted to give a chance, and we're doing it."
Despite the weight issue, which is something Reynoso said they are not concerned with because they believe Khan had already intended to move up to 154 pounds after struggling to make 147 pounds, Reynoso and Alvarez's team will work to ensure that the fighter can compete when it comes to speed.
"Yes, his speed can be dangerous, but Khan is not only fast, he's a thinking fighter," Reynoso said. "He works the angles well in the ring, but fortunately there's time to work on preparation and compete on speed. Canelo is also a fast fighter, so hopefully we can nullify what appears to be an advantage for Khan."
With regard to the venue, everything points to Las Vegas and the new arena which is still to be inaugurated, but AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, has not been ruled out and appears to be the second option.
"This month we'll be working in Mexico, before we go over to California for camp at the beginning of March," Reynoso said.
The press tour, which will be confirmed at the end of this week, will take place at the end of this month and is expected to visit the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and even England.
Khan had been looking for a fight with Pacquiao and Mayweather. Although these fight were close to happening, they did not materialize. This fight with Alvarez surely represents a big payday on the financial side of things and a good opportunity on the sporting side, as a victory will see Khan become the lineal middleweight champion.