It’s one of the basic tenets of boxing: A guy doesn't get knocked down a half-dozen times by an aging legend, then come back in his next bout and give a top contender all he can handle. Apparently, Chris Algieri was absent the day this theory was taught in Boxing 101.
The cut over Amir Khan’s left eye and the bruises beneath it were evidence of the power in Chris Algieri’s right hand.
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.