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.
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.
Former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan is refusing to overlook Chris Algieri despite rumors that he could be next in line to face pound for pound star Floyd Mayweather.
While an easygoing Amir Khan is offering the obligatory assurance that he’s not overlooking Chris Algieri ahead of Friday’s matchup, Algieri’s trainer, John David Jackson, is one of a faithful few predicting the Long Islander will get the W.
In this special Memorial Day mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on James DeGale’s IBF 168-pound title winning effort against Andre Dirrell, what might be next for both super middleweights, the state of the 168-pound division, the Amir Khan-Chris Algieri fight, Jessie Vargas, this year’s crazy busy boxing schedule and much more. Enjoy!
Amir Khan believes he can bring Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s career to an inglorious end, by inflicting a first defeat on the American superstar. The British welterweight contender also says Manny Pacquiao is a potential opponent but he first must face Chris Algieri on May 29.
Amir Khan and Chris Algieri will meet on May 29 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a clash of former junior welterweight titleholders, according to a Premier Boxing Champions press release.
Former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan spoke recently with RingTV.com’s Dominic Verdin about his dominant victory against Devon Alexander, training with Virgil Hunter, fighting at welterweight, his polarizing popularity, potential fights with Kell Brook, Chris Algieri and Adrien Broner, and many other subjects.
Fans shared their thoughts on the recent performances of Gary Russell Jr. and Julian Ramirez, the potential Amir Khan-Chris Algieri and Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale matchups, the personal fan appeal of Steve Collins and Terry Norris, mythical matchups and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!