• By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos by Hogan

Canelo KO's Khan in 6


In what was the first boxing event at the brand new T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Amir "King" Khan of Bolton, England squared off on the HBO Pay Per View main event. Khan landed a flush right in the opening round to start off as Canelo stalked the fast handed Khan. Adjusting to Khan's hand speed Canelo stalked in round two as he was off to a slow start but landed a left hook. Khan circled the ring and fired combinations in round three as Canelo continued to stalk connecting with big punches. Khan's hand speed seemed to trouble Canelo in round four as he landed a combination on Canelo.

In round five Canelo landed a straight right on Khan and later connected with a left hook as the Englishmen was cut on the right eye. The sixth round saw Canelo once again land a huge left hook as Khan responded with a combination. However a huge right hand by Canelo did it as Khan was out cold as referee Kenny Bayless reached a ten count at 2:37.

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez improves his record to 47-1-1, 33 KO's as Amir Khan goes to 31-4, 19 KO's.

In the co main event middleweights David Lemieux of Montreal scored a fourth round stoppage over New Jersey's Glen Tapia. From the opening bell Lemieux tagged Tapia with power shots. In round four a left hook and right hand combination by Lemieux dropped Tapia as he got up the referee waived the fight at 56 seconds upon the request of the corner.

David Lemieux improves to 35-3, 31 KO's. Glen Tapia goes to 23-3, 15 KO's.

Southern California welterweights Mauricio Herrera of Riverside and East L.A.'s Frankie Gomez squared off in a ten round bout. Herrera pressed forward with the jab as Gomez boxed in the early rounds but a clash of heads in round two caused a cut below Herrera's left eye. Gomez overwhelmed Herrera with his power and boxing ability throughout the fight in route to a decision win

Frankie Gomez stays undefeated improving to 21-0, 13 KO's. Mauricio Herrera goes to 22-6, 7 KO's.

Opening up the HBO Pay per view telecast Curtis Stevens of Brooklyn, New York stopped previously undefeated Brazilian Patrick Texeira. Stevens hurt Texeira momentarily with a short left hook in the opening round however a huge right hand by Stevens in round two did it as Texeira hit the canvas, the Brazilian got up but referee Jay Nady waived the fight at 1:04

Curtis Stevens improves to 28-5, 21 KO's and wins the vacant WBC De Las Americas title handing Patrick Texeira his first loss goes to 27-1, 22 KO's.

Other Bouts

Undefeated super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya scored a seventh round stoppage over Rocco Santomauro. De La Hoya dropped Santomauro in round two but a vicious uppercut did it in round seven as referee Jay Nady stepped in to stop the fight at 1:59.

Diego De La Hoya stays undefeated and improves to 15-0, 9 KO's handing Roco Santomauro his first loss goes to 13-1, 1 KO.

Irish middleweight sensation Jason Quigley won a unanimous decision over James De La Rosa in his first big test. Quigley boxed patiently behind the jab in the opening round as he sneaked in the straight right flush on De La Rosa. In round two Quigley connected De La Rosa solidly as he was showboating. Continuing to box in round three Quigley landed good shots on De La Rosa. Quigley began to go to the body in round four as De La Rosa encouraged him to fight on. At the halfway point in round five Quigley continued to land with the right as De La Rosa continued to showboat in the ring.

In round six Quigley continued to box working the jab as De La Rosa pressed. The seventh round saw De La Rosa press the action backing Quigley to the ropes as the Irish boxed and cricled. Quigley finished strong as he staggered De La Rosa in route to the decision as all three judges scored the bout 100-90.

Jason Quigley stays undefeated improving to 11-0, 9 KO's. James De la Rosa goes to 23-4, 13 KO's.

Lamont Roach Jr. of Washington D.C was dominant as he won a unanimous decision over Jose Arturo Esquivel of Mexico. Roach worked Esquivel the entire fight and ws deducted a point for holding. All three judges scored the bout 79-72.

With the Lamont Roach improves to 11-0, 3 KO's. Jose Arturo Esquivel goes to 9-5, 2 KO's.

Boston's Rashidi Ellis won a unanimous decision over Marco Antonio Lopez of Mexico in a scheduled eight round super welterweight bout. Ellis was dominant in outworking and outclassing Lopez in route to a decision as all three judges scored the bout 80-72.

Rahidi Ellis improves to 15-0, 11 KO's Marco Antonio Lopez goes to 24-9, 15 KO's.

In the opening bout from the brand new T-Moblie Arena in Las Vegas super lightweight David Mijares of Santa Monica made his pro debut with a unanimous decision over Omar Reyes. All three judges scored the bout 40-36.

David Mijares wins his pro debut and goes to 1-0, Omar Reyes goes to 1-3.

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