Beyond the “Battle for Brooklyn” main event of Daniel Jacobs vs. Peter Quillin, promoter Lou DiBella has assembled a fascinating undercard full of NYC talent.
Former titleholder and Long Island-native Chris Algieri has been added to the Daniel Jacobs-Peter Quillin undercard on Dec. 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Coming off an authoritative KO win over Danny O’Connor on Oct. 10, welterweight Gabriel Bracero wants to immediately return to the ring.
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.