This Friday, May 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm on SPike TV @ Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York Amir Khan will put his WBC Silver welterweight title on the line against Chris Algieri.
Khan is entering the ring with having won four fights in a row, most recently beating Devon Alexander in December. Khan is a 28-year-old star who first burst onto the scene with his silver medal-winning performance at the 2004 Olympics, he is an exciting fighter who has shown incredible offensive skills. “One punch can change a fight and it’s all about focusing on what is in front of me,” Khan told talkSPORT. “If I win this fight in style it will put me in a great position for a mega-fight." .. That Mega fight he is hoping for is against Mayweather this September 12th.
Algieri's superior conditioning is well known in the industry. He his first career loss in November when he was soundly defeated by Pacquiao. Before that he won a split-decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov in June which landed him the Pacquiao fight. It was an impressive performance. Algieri will be fighting in front of the home crowd in Brooklyn, he is a native of Huntington, New York, on Long Island . "I am very excited to get back into the ring and to be fighting here in New York," said Algieri. "Fighting at Barclays Center, where I won my world title just under a year ago, is an added bonus. Amir Khan is a tested champion and is the matchup that I wanted. I believe this is a fight that will bring the best out of me."