News | May 30 2015

Amir Khan: ‘If Chris Algieri fought Manny Pacquiao that way, he might have won’

Khan is impressed with the fight Algieri gave him, writes John Dennen
Amir Khan

AMIR KHAN (31-3, 19 KOs) scored a tougher than anticipated unanimous points win over Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) at the Barclay’s Center in New York and Javier Fortuna (28-0-1, 20 KOs) won a  unanimous decision victory over Bryan Vasquez (34-2, 18 KOs) to claim the WBA super-featherweight title.

“I thought I worked well inside. I’ve never done a lot of work in the pocket like that and I plan to do more of that in the future,” reflected Amir Khan. “I give Chris a lot of credit. He came forward a lot more than we thought he would and he had a big chin tonight.

“Chris gave it his all tonight. This is the best Algieri we’ve seen in a long time, and if he’d have fought Manny [Pacquiao] that way he might have won.


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