BROOKLYN, NY — Amir Khan and Chris Algieri were both on target at yesterday’s weigh-in for their showdown later tonight at the Barclays. The bout has been appropriately billed as Khan’s final audition to earn a fight against Floyd Mayweather in September. But will Algieri, now being trained by John David Jackson, be able to spoil Khan’s dream bout?
PREDICTION: This fight is a perfect setup for Khan, style-wise. He could literally throw out everything Virgil Hunter has tried to instill in him over the last two years and revert back to his old, reckless self with little consequence. Algieri was not a big hitter at 140 and will have even less at 147. Add on Khan’s surperior speed and you have the recipe for a bout that resembles Khan’s win over Paulie Malignaggi. KHAN TKO10
Other televised bouts include Javier Fortuna vs. Bryan Vasquez and Marcus Browne vs. Cornelius White.