Chris Algieri tells RingTV.com that he’s hired John David Jackson to be his new head trainer and that he’s looking to return to the ring against top-rated opponent, such as Adrien Broner or Amir Khan.
Though he says he has bigger fish to fry against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao first, Amir Khan insists he wants to challenge IBF welterweight titlist in an all-British clash.
Kell Brook easily swept aside Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield, England, on Saturday, and reiterated his challenge to Amir Khan to face him in a highly-anticipated all-British summer blockbuster.
Fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook and wonder how the undefeated IBF welterweight titleholder would fare against Keith Thurman, if an all-British showdown with Amir Khan will ever happen, or if we’re all getting a little carried away with his KO of Jo Jo Dan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Kell Brook defends his IBF welterweight title for the first time against Ionut Dan Ion on Saturday in his native Sheffield, England. The undefeated British standout is confident of victory, which he believes will lead to showdowns with the stars of the 147-pound division (but not Amir Khan).
At this point, British welterweight Amir Khan just wants to fight anyone, be it Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Tim Bradley or Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Manny Pacquiao could pursue a May 30 clash with Amir Khan if Floyd Mayweather Jr. does not sign to face him by the end of January, said the Filipino boxer’s adviser, Michael Koncz.
Manny Pacquiao could pursue a fight against Amir Khan if Floyd Mayweather Jr. does not agree to face him by his end-of-the-month deadline, the Filipino icon’s adviser, Michael Koncz, told RingTV.com on Tuesday.
Kell Brook, the undefeated IBF welterweight titleholder from Sheffield, England, tells The Telegraph’s Gareth A Davies that he “cheated death” after machete attack in Tenerife in September, “now my destiny is to beat Amir Khan.” Brook is ready to return to action.
Amir Khan recently sat down with RingTV’s Dominic Verdin and discussed a variety of topics, including his return date, fighting at welterweight (and eventually junior middleweight), and how he believes he would perform against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.
On Jan. 19, IBF welterweight titlist Kell Brook will announce who he will meet in March for the first defense of the belt he won from Shawn Porter.
The potential Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight could shut Amir Khan out in the cold for a year. The welterweight stars have reportedly agreed on Las Vegas as the site for their long-awaited meeting with progress being made on the other details that threaten to put Khan in limbo.
Amir Khan says he will pursue a showdown with Manny Pacquiao if Floyd Mayweather Jr. refuses to fight him this year. The British star is determined to set up a superfight in 2015 and claims he and Pacquiao could donate a purse percentage to charity.
Amir Khan has set highly ambitious goals in the ring for 2015. The British star of Pakistani descent hopes his success can help those afflicted in Pakistan, where he paid a recent visit to comfort victims of terrorism. Khan spoke about his experiences there in an exclusive interview with Gareth A Davies.
Former junior welterweight titlist Amir Khan recently paid a visit to Peshawar, Pakistan to pay respect to the recent victims of a Taliban massacre, vowing to help the community rebuild.