Amir Khan didn’t roll over local boy Chris Algieri the way many thought he would; in fact, the two of them waged a competitive, entertaining battle on the way to Khan’s unanimous-decision win on Saturday at Barclays Center.
Javier Fortuna went 12 strong rounds for the first time in three years and his reward was a thorough, though at times erratic, unanimous-decision victory over Bryan Vasquez before 7,372 spectators at Barclays Center Friday night.
Amir Khan outpointed Chris Algieri in a brisk and entertaining 12-round matchup of former 140-pound beltholders on Friday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Khan, who was rocked by right hands a few times during the SpikeTV-televised bout, outlanded the game New Yorker with fast combinations en route to a unanimous decision.
Unbeaten junior lightweight contender Javier Fortuna called on his fighting spirit to outwork game Bryan Vasquez over 12 spirited (though sometimes awkward and sloppy) rounds on his way to a unanimous decision on Friday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Fortuna won the WBA “regular” 130-pound title with the SpikeTV-televised victory.
Middleweight Hassan N’Dam is calling foul on the purse split and questioning his opponent’s credibility as he and David Lemieux head into their fight, in Lemieux’s hometown of Montreal, for the vacant IBF title on June 20. Lemieux dismisses the complaints and promises to destroy N’Dam.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin spoke to Mauricio Herrera and Hank Lundy at the recent press conference for their July 11 junior welterweight showdown at the historic L.A. Sports Arena. Both 140-pound contenders were confident and candid as usual. Verdin also spoke with Bogere, who faces fellow lightweight standout Mike Perez in the HBO Latino-televised co-featured bout.
At age 46, former RING light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver might be working the ringside microphone for “Premier Boxing Champions” but he’s still hanging on to the idea of one last title run at heavyweight.
There was barely a shred of fat to be had at the weigh-in for the huge Matchroom Boxing show which takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!