The 28 year-old Amir Khan won the fight last night against the New York's Chris Algieri by unanimous points decision after 12 rounds. The Bolton -born defeated the American in front of his home crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn; he now wants to be the next, and the final, opponent for the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, who earlier this month won against Manny Pacquiao.
Khan, who went into the last night's fight as the favourite, was in a better shape throughout the match; he moved well and was more accurate with his blows.
Algieri, nicknamed "the Fighting Collegiant" is a former kick-boxer and WBO light welterweight champion. The 31-year old American, who has a bachelors' degree in healthcare science, had only one defeat in his 21 fights; he fought Pacquiao in November 2014 at the WBO Welterweight Championship in Macau and lost on points after 12 rounds.
Khan thought he had secured a super-fight against the 38 year-old triple-world champion last year, but the American changed his mind in order to fight Marcos Maidana, before he faced the Filipino champion. The British boxer believes that he is the man to challenge Mayweather, who wishes to retire from the ring after one more fight, which will likely to take place in September. The "Money Mayweather" now sees the sport as a business!
The former two-time world champion, who was Britain's sole representative in boxing at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, where he won a silver medal at the age of 17, has now won 31 out of his 33 fights. Some thought that his career was on its way out after a series of defeats, which prompted the ending of his partnership with Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach in 2012. In order to improve the defensive side of his boxing, he changed to a new coach Virgil Hunter and has since managed to notch up four successive victories; he came very strong in December 2014 in Las Vegas, when he secured a victory over the 28 year-old American boxer Devon Alexander, nicknamed "Alexander the Great".
There will be some serious negotiations between the Khan and the Maywether teams this summer! #Celebrities