The manner of former WBO Light-Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri’s only defeat, against Manny Pacquiao, indicates that Amir Khan should very much be classed as favourite come May 29.
Recently returned from the bright lights of Las Vegas, where he defeated former two-weight world champion Devon Alexander, Amir Khan’s return to Bolton brought with it an air of celebrity.
Victory over the former WBC and IBF light welterweight and former IBF welterweight champion could be the key for Khan to unlock the door to even bigger bouts.
Bolton’s boxing superstar Amir Khan claims there’s ‘no truth’ that he was knocked out on numerous occasions by Manny Pacquiao in sparring ahead of his Vegas bout with Devon Alexander.
Running scared: Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao turned down mouth-watering clash to fight a ‘nobody’
Khan, 27, has long since chased a big-money fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, though ruled himself out of that fight taking place year as he could not meet the American’s September fight date, due to being so close to Ramadan
Bolton’s Amir Khan wins poll to fight Floyd Mayweather… but former coach Freddie Roach says he won’t win
The fight fight is expected to take place in Las Vegas in May
The former world champion light-welterweight made announcement on Twitter.
MM rounds up the local boxing.
Hyde fighter Ricky Hatton’s battle with drink, drugs and depression made girlfriend fearful about his ring return
Hatton returns to ring in Manchester tomorrow.
Khan to fight again in the USA.
Ricky Hatton to face ex-welterweight world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko in Manchester comeback bout
Hyde’s Hitman ready to face first opponent in comeback.