Return of the King: Amir Khan heads back to BoxNation

BoxNation 15/05/2015

British superstar Amir Khan’s crunch clash with the slick Chris Algieri will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation on Friday May 29.

The former unified light-welterweight world champion takes on New Yorker Algieri in his backyard as they clash in a 12-round welterweight contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

This fight will mark the return of the Olympian on ‘The Channel of Champions’ after having fought twice before on BoxNation against Julio Diaz in 2013 and Luis Collazo last May.

28-year-old Khan, who is coming off a stunning one sided points win over Devon Alexander last December, is aware of the threat that Algieri possesses having captured the WBO light-welterweight title from Ruslan Provodnikov before sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao.

A win for the speedy Khan could open the doors to a megafight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather later this year but Algieri is no one to overlook having upset the odds before when he won his first world title last summer.

“Algieri is a very tricky and crafty fighter,” said Khan. “I always say that styles make fights and I know that we both have the right styles to make this a very entertaining and all-action affair. I always bring excitement and flair when I fight and that’s what I’m out to do once again on BoxNation. This fight will have it all, speed, power, movement – it’s one not to miss.”

31-year-old Algieri, who has won all but one of his 21 bouts, will be spurred on fighting in front of his home fans as he looks to get his name in amongst the very best at 147-pounds.

“I am very excited to get back into the ring and to be fighting here in New York,” said Algieri. “Fighting at Barclays Center, where I won my world title just under a year ago, is an added bonus. Amir Khan is a tested champion and is the matchup that I wanted. I believe this is a fight that will bring the best out of me.”

Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “BoxNation is delighted to be able to bring boxing fans one of the most popular and talented fighters around in Amir Khan. Khan always guarantees excitement whenever he fights and to add his name to our stacked summer lineup is fantastic for our subscribers. It’s a busy few weeks on BoxNation with a string of world class fights all available for just £12 a month.”

The Premier Boxing Champions card on May 29 also sees the return of another New York native in the popular two-time world champion Paulie Malignaggi who faces Boston’s Danny O’Connor in a 10-round welterweight attraction.

BoxNation is also set to show a number of leading fights in the coming weeks including Gennady Golovkin vs. Willie Monroe Jr, Alexander Povetkin vs. Mike Perez, Miguel Cotto vs. Daniel Geale, Nicholas Walters vs. Miguel Marriaga, Tim Bradley vs. Jessie Vargas plus super-flyweight star Paul Butler.

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