Manny Pacquiao says he’ll fight once more in 2016 before focusing on his political career, adding that he’s talking to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Amir Khan about it.
In response to the news of Floyd Mayweather Jr. facing Andre Berto in Sept., Amir Khan offered a brief statement.
Keith Thurman spoke to RingTV about the hand injury he sustained before stopping Luis Collazo, and future showdowns with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Amir Khan.
The eagerly anticipated all-British showdown between Amir Khan and Kell Brook moves closer as early negotiations begin between both camps.
In this week’s Monday mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook’s domination of Frankie Gavin, Amir Khan’s tough outing against Chris Algieri, Lee Selby’s title win against Evgeny Gradovich, Anthony Joshua’s demolition of Kevin Johnson and what might be next for the weekend’s winners. Enjoy!
Chris Algieri was expected to be a fairly soft opponent for Amir Khan but instead fought neck and neck with the British star on Saturday. That brought no solace for the underdog from Long Island, though.
In a fight for the connoisseurs rather than the casuals, Sheffield’s welterweight titleholder Kell Brook took his time and patiently dissected the challenge of fellow Briton Frankie Gavin on Saturday at London’s O2 Arena, before suddenly trading subtlety for savagery in round six and stopping the southpaw against the ropes. Brook retained his IBF belt and extended his unbeaten run to 35 fights.
Amir Khan spoke about his hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Chris Algieri, his desire to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September, and his charitable foundation’s upcoming plans, shortly after his “PBC on SpikeTV” debut on Friday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Chris Algieri spoke to the media after his hotly contested 12-round decision loss to Amir Khan. The former 140-pound beltholder talked about the fight, which he feels he won, future welterweight opponents, what it was like working with new trainer John David Jackson ad the aggressive game plan they came up with for Khan.
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.
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.
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.
Few believe Chris Algieri has the style or talent to beat Amir Khan when the former 140-pound beltholders meet on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., but the once-beaten New Yorker’s new trainer – John David Jackson – believes in Algieri enough to back him against the heavily favored UK star.
Amir Khan and Chris Algieri both comfortably made the welterweight limit for their fight tomorrow night. Javier Fortuna, who will fight in a supporting junior lightweight bout, had a bit more difficulty.