WBC Silver welterweight champion Amir Khan is promising to wear down Chris Algieri with a sterling hammering hallmark performance on May 29th in Brooklyn, New York. Khan’s current record stands at 30-3 with 19 KO victories. “King” is eyeing a shot at Floyd Mayweather in September and remains hopeful.
For now the Bolton native says: ‘I really think I possess everything needed to defeat Algieri. He has fought against great rivals, with great names, so he certainly won’t be nervous or frightened. But I’m totally ready for him. It’s a great match up, as our styles are complimentary.’ The American, who stands at 20-1 with 8 stoppages says: ‘The fans will really enjoy this match. I’m keen to test myself, and to prove myself. I wasn’t happy with my last performance. I know I belong right up there in boxing’s elite, and I’m going going to prove it!’ Algieri’s sole defeat came in emphatic fashion when he was unanimously outpointed by Manny Pacquiao in Macau in November.
The 31-year old was on the canvass on no less than six occasions.