News | Apr 02 2015

Amir Khan will fight Chris Algieri next

Khan says it will be Algieri on May 30 in New York, writes John Dennen

AMIR KHAN took to Youtube to reveal his next opponent. He will box Chris Algieri in New York on May 30, with the Barclay’s Center his preferred venue.

Khan suggested this might be a step towards a fight with Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather. Explaining his choice, Amir said, “I’ll be taking that fight at 147lbs. He’s from New York, he’s had 21 fights, only lost one fight. He’s the same height as me, he’s five foot 10, ranked number eight in the world. His last fight, which he lost, which is the only fight he lost, was against Manny Pacquiao, which was in Macau. That led Manny Pacquiao to go on to fight Floyd Mayweather.”

Describing Algieri’s credentials, Khan continued, “He’s a former WBO world champion. He beat Ruslan Provodnikov, who is an amazing fighter as well… He won his world title from him. He’s beaten the likes of Emanuel Taylor, another tough fighter. You can class him as an A-class opponent.”


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