Amir Khan and Chris Algieri didn’t see eye to eye Thursday. Instead, Khan was looking up at Algieri during their staredown at the fighters’ weigh-in.
Amir Khan has won a world title at 140 pounds and gained international fame, but former 175-pound champion Antonio Tarver says there is pressure on the talented Brit to look sensational when he takes on Chris Algieri on Friday night.
After getting knocked to the canvas six times in his last bout and exiting the ring with his first professional loss, Chris Algieri is looking to re-establish himself Friday night under a new trainer and fighting at a career-high 147 pounds.
It's been a good few weeks already for British fight fans following Premier Boxing Champions, with Jamie McDonnell's narrow win over Tomoki Kameda on May 9 in Hidalgo, Texas, and James DeGale's unanimous decision over Andre Dirrell on May 23 in Boston. Now it's down to one of the country's most popular fighters to try to bring a third win in less than a month back to the United Kingdom.
Ever want to know what it's like after camp breaks but before a fighter gets in the ring? Other than "so hungry until weigh-in day," we mean? Spike TV aims to find out.
Amir Khan is Bolton born and bred, but when it comes time for him to name his Greatest Hits, the Brit picked three fights that happened in the United States. From one boxing capital in New York to the other in Las Vegas, Khan charts first his conquest (fine, Khanquest) of America and then, inevitably, to his ascension as one of the biggest stars of the sport.
Go behind the scenes as Amir Khan and Chris Algieri prepare to throw down in the latest installment of “Lights Out”
One’s out to prove that he belongs in the upper echelon of the sport. The other is looking to demonstrate that he’s not leaving said echelon any time soon.
Amir Khan grew up bangers and mash, but when it comes time to train, he’s strictly hot dogs and apple pie. Metaphorically, anyway. That would be a tough diet to maintain during camp. Unless you’re Butterbean.