Will Amir Khan face Chris Algieri next?
Brit ace Amir Khan took to YouTube to tell the fight world that his next bout is likely to be against New Yorker Chris Algieri, who he described as a “pretty good boxer.”
Khan, who looked super sharp in his last outing vs. Devon Alexander and has been lobbying for mega-fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, said that he’s keen on fighting in NYC, maybe at Barclays Center, and seeks to make the announcement official after conferring with adviser Al Haymon.
Just this morning, I was touching base with Algieri, who last gloved up in November and was tagged with his first loss against Manny Pacquiao. He told me he was eager to show his stuff after working with new head trainer John David Jackson, joking that he’s ready to bust out of his cage.
Khan (30-3, 19 knockouts), 28, gave his fans a scouting report, calling the 31-year-old with a 20-1 mark an A-class boxer and said he “comes forward to fight” and holds a rock-solid win over Ruslan Provodnikov. A loss to “Pac-Man” for the ex-WBO 140-pound champ is no great shame, he said.
Khan said he wants to glove up in NY and recalls he had a solid outing here vs. Paul Malignaggi. He’s heard good things about Barclays Center and is aiming for that venue. His wife’s folks live on nearby Staten island, so there’s that connection.
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