Algieri Gets Amir Khan Fight, It Looks Like

UPDATE: Chris Algieri wanted a bigtime test in his comeback fight, and he’s asked, and will received.

Khan, the flashy-fisted Brit, will take on Algieri, the Long Islander, and that bout could land in NYC. “Having that fight in New York would be good for me,” the Brit hitter stated on a video which was dropped on his wife’s YouTube channel. “Algieri is a decent boxer overall, and he’s got decent power.”

 

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He has been humbled, slightly, but the belief in his skills hasn’t been diminished.

Chris Algieri got the short end of it against one of the five or ten best boxers on the planet, Manny Pacquiao, last November, and he is keen to get back on the saddle. And no, he’s not looking to ride a pony, he wants a bad-arse bronco, an A grade foe.

Like who, sir?

Amir Khan May 30 would be a fab option, the just turned 31-year-old Long Islander told me.

Also, “Adrien Broner is in the mix. While Khan is the fight I want most right now, I love the Broner fight too. I know Khan is unavailable in June, and Broner said he is fighting June 20. Let’s do that in New York,” said Algieri, promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. “If no Khan, then Broner, I’m good with both! And fighting both this year would be ideal!”

See what I’m saying about the light not being dimmed in the advocado advocate?

“Let me tell you, new trainer John David Jackson has the keys to the cage! And we are ready to break the hinges off for Khan and Broner,” said Algieri, in closing.

Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank

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COMMENTS

-#1 PacFan :

I would like to see him in their with Khan most because their styles will be more exciting. It can be a boring night between him and Browner.


-Radam G :

I'll give it up to trainer JDJ. He is going to have C-Al to shoot through targets with relaxation. And thus, C-Al will discover stint and bang that he never know he had. Holla!


-oubobcat :

Algieri does represent one common thread in recent Khan opponents. And that is he is not a hard hitter. Since Khan was almost ko'd by Julio Diaz, he fought Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. And now scheduled Algieri. Its clear he and his people have no intention of putting Khan in with anyone who can punch at this point in is career. Maybe one day we will see it with a bigger name opponent and substantially bigger purse but until that day comes these will be the type of opponents Khan faces. If you want to know how this fight will play out, just watch a tape of Khan-Malignaggi.


-Radam G :

Algieri does represent one common thread in recent Khan opponents. And that is he is not a hard hitter. Since Khan was almost ko'd by Julio Diaz, he fought Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. And now scheduled Algieri. Its clear he and his people have no intention of putting Khan in with anyone who can punch at this point in is career. Maybe one day we will see it with a bigger name opponent and substantially bigger purse but until that day comes these will be the type of opponents Khan faces. If you want to know how this fight will play out, just watch a tape of Khan-Malignaggi.
I honestly believe that C-Al can hit like no tomorrow. His problems. has been technique. Trainer JDJ is bound to change that. C-Al came from kick boxing to boxing being trained by a fellow kick boxer with mythical beliefs about energy stones and how the planets are lined up to help create "a master boxer." That jive does not work in whup-@$$ professional pugilism. Grinding in the gym, correct type of roadwork and lifestyle and proper dieting do. I bravely predict in just three week of hanging with JDJ, C-Al is gonna be dropping pugs like "Iron Mike" and/or Hitman Hearn. With this proper trainer, C-Al now has the whole nine of knocking muthapugs out.. His sting bean arse will now be let out of the correct cage. And 99.99998 percent of sting-bean pugs with ideal trainer have sleeping pills in their mitts. We will see how C-Al start to crush. I am optimistic. Holla!


-mortcola :

Homeboy opinion: Khan is a tall order for anyone. But C-Al really suffered from inadequate training in the Pac fight. And, as I am trained by a guy who spars regularly with C-Al, and has done a number of rounds with Malignaggi - very effectively, says I from ringside of that session - C-Al hits MUCH harder than Paulie. The official description is that when Chris sets down, and especially punches thrOUGH with the left upper hook, he carries real pop. Radam calls it accurately. Whether C-Al ever hits the heights that will allow him to beat a Khan - who is VERY flawed in addition to being very fast - JDJ will bring out another dimension of Chris, who will most definitely earn his right to be known as a top-ten fighter. His win over Provo, and the WAY he did it - cojones and IQ - wasn?t a fluke.


-thegreyman :

I'll give it up to trainer JDJ. He is going to have C-Al to shoot through targets with relaxation. And thus, C-Al will discover stint and bang that he never know he had. Holla!
Amen to that Radam. Relaxation, and heavy hand technique are milestones on the route to power.


-thegreyman :

Algieri does represent one common thread in recent Khan opponents. And that is he is not a hard hitter. Since Khan was almost ko'd by Julio Diaz, he fought Luis Collazo and Devon Alexander. And now scheduled Algieri. Its clear he and his people have no intention of putting Khan in with anyone who can punch at this point in is career. Maybe one day we will see it with a bigger name opponent and substantially bigger purse but until that day comes these will be the type of opponents Khan faces. If you want to know how this fight will play out, just watch a tape of Khan-Malignaggi.
What about Maidana? He could/can punch.


-amayseng :

CA may be a bit annoying but at least he is trying to challenge himself. Have to respect that.


-deepwater2 :

I give CA a shot to win.Not a very big shot but still a shot. He will be listed as the underdog. If he is +400 or +500, I would lay a couple bucks on him. CA has reach,height,heart going for him. If his new trainer can teach him to draw Khan in and counter he might stun khan.I always remember Khan getting blown out by Prescott and Garcia. Khan thinks he will look impressive against CA and get a shot at the winner of Pac/Floyd. He is a bit delusional and should take on Brook at Wembley and if he wins that one the fans will elevate him. he was just at the Cosmo in Vegas and I have inside info he was not acting like a champion should. I always look for a underdog that has a chance and I see CA has having a better chance than i think the bookmakers will. Depending on the odds I might pick CA. Where is Commish? I know he might like to pick CA too!


-Radam G :

I give CA a shot to win.Not a very big shot but still a shot. He will be listed as the underdog. If he is +400 or +500, I would lay a couple bucks on him. CA has reach,height,heart going for him. If his new trainer can teach him to draw Khan in and counter he might stun khan.I always remember Khan getting blown out by Prescott and Garcia. Khan thinks he will look impressive against CA and get a shot at the winner of Pac/Floyd. He is a bit delusional and should take on Brook at Wembley and if he wins that one the fans will elevate him. he was just at the Cosmo in Vegas and I have inside info he was not acting like a champion should. I always look for a underdog that has a chance and I see CA has having a better chance than i think the bookmakers will. Depending on the odds I might pick CA. Where is Commish? I know he might like to pick CA too!
He has thrown away the cage. And is now ready to turn the page. With trainer JDJ, he's on a new stage. And I'm not sure that Amir Khan will be able to handle the rage. Holla!


-Skibbz :

Amen to that Radam. Relaxation, and heavy hand technique are milestones on the route to power.
Leave it out Greyman, I can picture you sitting somewhere up north letting gravity drop your clobbers to the floor. I've heard a lot about this heavy hand nonsense the russian's preach. Maybe it's the way they word it but I'm not a buyer. Punch hard and fast through the target but don't tense up before you shoot... I guess we can agree on staying relaxed.


-thegreyman :

Leave it out Greyman, I can picture you sitting somewhere up north letting gravity drop your clobbers to the floor. I've heard a lot about this heavy hand nonsense the russian's preach. Maybe it's the way they word it but I'm not a buyer. Punch hard and fast through the target but don't tense up before you shoot... I guess we can agree on staying relaxed.
If you don't embrace heavy hand technique then you can only even gain so much power. You know to relax and to punch through, but you know not the method behind the murderous techniques. You may know the concept; the destination of power, but not the route. Such is the heavy hand. One may mock the thought of it, but the application is deadly.


-amayseng :

If you don't embrace heavy hand technique then you can only even gain so much power. You know to relax and to punch through, but you know not the method behind the murderous techniques. You may know the concept; the destination of power, but not the route. Such is the heavy hand. One may mock the thought of it, but the application is deadly.
Can u explain the technique please? The Russians are doing something right..


-#1 PacFan :

I give CA a shot to win.Not a very big shot but still a shot. He will be listed as the underdog. If he is +400 or +500, I would lay a couple bucks on him. CA has reach,height,heart going for him. If his new trainer can teach him to draw Khan in and counter he might stun khan.I always remember Khan getting blown out by Prescott and Garcia. Khan thinks he will look impressive against CA and get a shot at the winner of Pac/Floyd. He is a bit delusional and should take on Brook at Wembley and if he wins that one the fans will elevate him. he was just at the Cosmo in Vegas and I have inside info he was not acting like a champion should. I always look for a underdog that has a chance and I see CA has having a better chance than i think the bookmakers will. Depending on the odds I might pick CA. Where is Commish? I know he might like to pick CA too!
I totally agree with this one. I too see Khan running into a counter shot but the question is, will that shot be enough for Khan's weak chin? I believe so because its those punches you don't see that can hurt you(don't even want to think about that one).


-Skibbz :

If you don't embrace heavy hand technique then you can only even gain so much power. You know to relax and to punch through, but you know not the method behind the murderous techniques. You may know the concept; the destination of power, but not the route. Such is the heavy hand. One may mock the thought of it, but the application is deadly.
You may know the secrets to the "dark arts of the heavy hand" but do you know how to land it. No good having so called bombs but not knowing how to set them up or place them. You never hear about kublai khan? You never hear about Genghis Khan? You don't know I'm the don gargon?


-Radam G :

You may know the secrets to the "dark arts of the heavy hand" but do you know how to land it. No good having so called bombs but not knowing how to set them up or place them. You never hear about kublai khan? You never hear about Genghis Khan? You don't know I'm the don gargon?
Hehehe! Funny as heck! Holla!