Khan vs Algieri

Amir Khan Chris Algieri

Khan Algieri

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

29 May 2015, 23:59:00

29

May

A 12x3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest

Post-fight Analysis: Khan goes the distance and wins by unanimous decision!

Chris Algieri made what was meant to be a routine win for Khan, into a challenging night that twisted and turned and never looked safe.

Algieri came out of the corner with a fire in his eyes, and the passion of someone who believed he could knock out his opponent.

Khan used his speed to move and counter in the early rounds, but the New Yorker managed to land his deadly right hand a few times to ensue Khan kept on his toes.

Bolton's Khan admitted in the post fight interview that he had to change his plan, not expecting the pressure he faced, but it worked for Khan who largely got the better of the boxing. And the scores reflected this: 115-113, 117-111, 117-111, in favour of Khan, who moves to 31 wins out of 34 fights.

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Pre-fight Analysis: Khan faces make-or-break fight against Algieri

30-3 British star Amir Khan finds himself in a crucial bout against former WBO World Light-Welterweight titlist Chris Algieri.

Amir Khan 2

Khan knows that a loss against the New Yorker Algieri would end his prospects of a huge showdown with the pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, and could call time on any world title ambitions he holds.

The Bolton ace is returning to BoxNation after scoring a stunning and comprehensive unanimous decision against Devon Alexander in his last outing. On that night, last December, Khan completely outclassed two-weight world champ Alexander at the MGM Grand to further raise his stock with the American audience and push him closer to world title contention.

Khan has successfully rebuilt his career after suffering back-to-back defeats at light-welterweight in 2011 and 2012, and will enter the Barclays Center ring coming off a four-fight winning streak. The 28-year-old started the run with a comeback win against Carlos Molina before stepping up to welterweight to beat Julio Diaz on his homecoming fight and BoxNation debut.

A highly impressive win over Luis Collazo on the Mayweather v Maidana 1 card followed in May 2014 as Khan returned to the US, before he defeated Alexander last time out.

A win over Algieri would set up the British former Olympic star for a mouthwatering potential September showdown with box office superstar Floyd Mayweather.

Chris Algieri 3

However, the 28-year-old will first have to overcome the challenge of former WBO Light-Welterweight Champion Algieri. The 31-year-old shocked the boxing world when he took a split decision win over Siberian star Ruslan Provodnikov in June last year to win the WBO crown.

Algieri stepped up to welterweight in his next bout, but was outgunned by Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and failed in his bid to become a two-weight world champion.

The New Yorker will bring a 20-1 record into the ring with him and, at 5ft 10in, will have a two-inch height advantage over Khan.

Bryan Vasquez Javier Fortuna

Vasquez Fortuna

29 May 2015, 23:59:00

The vacant WBA World Super-Featherweight Championship

Post-fight Analysis:The Dominican Republic welcomes home their new World champion Fortuna

Vasquez hoped to become the first Costa Rican world champion, but at the end of the fight it was Javier Fortuna who was crowned champion.

Both boxers came out swinging, with Fortuna setting the fastest pace throughout the fight.

Vasquez found success with his right hand, but both boxers lacked a decent defence, and this threatened a early stoppage, right from the opening bell.

 

Pre-fight Analysis: Latin stars Vasquez and Fortuna set for unmissable vacant title clash

Bryan Vasquez and Javier Fortuna collide in what could be an absolute barnburner on the undercard of Amir Khan v Chris Algieri.

Bryan Vasquez

The vacant WBA World Super-Featherweight title will be up for grabs as 34-1 Costa Rican Vasquez (above) looks to convert his interim title into full world honours.

The impressive 25-year-old Dominican Fortuna (below, right) is unbeaten with a 27-0-1 record, however, and is himself a former interim featherweight champion.

Javier Fortuna

Known as "El Abajon" (The Bumblebee), Fortuna has built a reputation as a hot prospect in the super-featherweight divsion, scoring 20 knockouts from his 27 wins.

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