CANELO ALVAREZ feared the worst after brutally knocking out Amir Khan in 2016.
Khan made the shock decision to jump up from welterweight to challenge for the WBC middleweight title, held by Canelo at the time.
And despite a bright start, the 2004 Olympic hero was savagely laid unconscious in round six following a huge right hand.
Khan was flat on his back, staring up at the lights as Canelo kneeled by his side and showed his concern.
And even to this day, the Mexican hints he feared killing the Brit after the demolition job.
Canelo said in a DAZN documentary: "With Amir Khan – he scared me a little, I felt a bit worried.
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"I actually went over to see if he was ok. It was the natural reaction – the knockout was too strong.
"And on top of that, when he fell to the canvas he twisted his neck badly. So I thought something more than a knockout had happened."
Khan, now retired at 35, went from 147lb to 155lb, which was 1lb above the light-middleweight limit.
But he famously claimed Canelo, 32, piled on over TWO STONE before their fight.
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Khan was admittedly never the same after the loss and despite challenging for the world title again, he hung up his gloves this year.
For Canelo, he is still the biggest star in the sport and returns over the weekend to complete his trilogy series with Gennady Golovkin, 40.
They controversially drew in 2017 before Golovkin lost the epic rematch a year later.
And after 24 classic rounds, Khan previously backed his former foe to become the first man to stop GGG, securing the double over the Kazakh.
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