Get your travel plans in order, U.K. boxing fans.
The 28-year-old British sensation Amir “King” Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) is coming back to the Big Apple, where he made his American debut against Paulie Malignaggi in 2010, for a 147-pound tilt against Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs), who’s seeking to bounce back from his first career loss at the hands of Manny Pacquiao last year.
Khan and Algieri will meet at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on May 29, with the fight being broadcast on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
Khan is riding a four-fight winning streak, most recently with a unanimous decision over Devon Alexander at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in December.
Algieri, 31, brought an unbeaten 20-0 record to the Cotai Arena at Macao’s Venetian Resort when he squared up with Pacquiao in November. He lost a 12-round unanimous decision.
This time, though, Algieri will be fighting in front of the home crowd. The native of Huntington, New York, on Long Island will be fighting just an hour away in Brooklyn. It’s also the site of Algieri’s comeback split-decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov in June.
“I have happy memories of New York,” Khan said. "I'm delighted to now be fighting there once again against another champion in Chris Algieri. Algieri has shared the ring with some tremendous fighters and shown great skills in those fights, so I know I will need to be at my very best when we meet.”