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.
Amir Khan isn't just a big hit with fight fans across the pond. Whenever he fights—and often, who he might, or who he won't—it makes sports page headlines. With his Friday tilt against Chris Algieri scheduled for 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT happening in local time at 2 a.m., it will still be in play for British fans after they get home from the pub. Or are still at the pub. The important part being that this not interfere with precious pub time.
The British title? Like "His Royal Highness?" Because we're pretty sure that one might not be available.
The sooner Amir Khan and Chris Algieri join forces to fight crime in New York city the better: pic.twitter.com/tzlF1S1zrY— John Dennen (@johndennen) May 26, 2015
Oh, that's unnecessary.
Amir Khan has lowered his sights looks like he's fighting George Michael now https://t.co/acEfnvbva0— Andy Balmforth (@andyvilla75) May 26, 2015
Oh, that's really unnecessary.
Of course, it's not just the fans that get excited for Khan's fights. The local media kicks into high gear whenever Khan is in action.
Floyd Mayweather bets BIG again http://t.co/YzVcVAqkfr— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 24, 2015
Amir Khan: Mayweather hopes I flop against Chris Algieri - so he doesn't have to fight me pic.twitter.com/FiU5rtHvT0— Mirror Sport (@MirrorSport) May 24, 2015
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