Boxers Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez Aim Shots at Donald Trump

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Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, England, February 29. Julian Finney/Getty

Professional boxers Amir Khan and Canelo Alvarez took time out from preparing for their bout on Saturday night to land verbal blows on U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Khan, a Muslim, and Alvarez, a Mexican, would be directly affected should Trump become president and enact his campaign pledges to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and to build a wall along the country's border with Mexico.

Trump plans to attend this weekend's fight in Las Vegas.

British Khan said: "You never know—this could be the last fight here for me and Canelo if Donald Trump becomes president."

Alvarez, world middleweight champion, said: "The things he says do hurt and offend. When I go running I see Mexicans working hard. They come here to succeed."

Oscar De La Hoya, a promoter from the Golden Boy boxing company, confirmed that Trump would be attending the fight, but would not sit ringside.

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