To quote a Yogi Berra-ism ?, Bronx-based promoter Joe DeGuardia says it will be “deja vu all over again” when Star Boxing’s, Chris Algieri, squares off against Amir Khan at the Barclays Center on Friday night, May 29. In other words, the underdog Algieri will pull off the upset just as he did against Ruslan Provodnikov last year at the same Brooklyn venue.
“I’m thrilled to be back at the Barclays Center with Chris Algieri, which is the same arena where he shocked the world winning the World Championship with his upset over Ruslan Provodnikov,” said DeGuardia. “Now, we are here again, in the same underdog position, against Amir Khan. Once again I fully expect Chris to walk out of the Barclays Center ring with his hand raised in victory.”
The Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) vs. Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) 12-round welterweight affair will headline the Premier Boxing Champions series card from Barclays on Spike TV, air time is at 9:00 PM.