Amir Khan announced via a YouTube video that his next opponent would most likely be Chris Algieri in a bout on May 30th possibly at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. All that’s needed is Al Haymon’s blessing which is expected.
Said Khan, ‘You can class him as an A-class opponent.’He has fought decent opponents, beaten decent opponents, and just fell short against Manny Pacquiao, which is an A star opponent.’He’s a decent boxer overall. He knows how to box and knows how to move well. He takes a decent amount of shots and he’s got a decent amount of power, so I think overall it’s going to be a good fight for me.”
It was probably too soon for a Kell Brook fight so hopefully that will be next for both later this summer or in the fall.
Algieri who has not fougt since his blowout loss to Manny Pacquiao last November recently began working with John David Jackson who has been busy with WBA, IBF, and WBO light heavyweight slugger Sergey Kovalev. The addition of Jackson is interesting and after the Pacquiao fiasco, a needed one.
Brace yourself for the”uncaged” jokes commencing in 5, 4, 3,…….