Amir Khan faces dangerous New Yorker Chris Algieri LIVE on BoxNation this Friday night from 2am.

Here, we look back on the top 6 moments of Khan's career so far.

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1) The Athens Olympics, August 2004

Khan departed for Greece in anonymity but returned a national hero after snaring a silver medal in the 60KG category.

At 17 years and eight months, the Bolton wonder was deemed too young to compete in the senior national championships by the ABA and only received his chance when Pakistan expressed an interest in selecting him if Team GB didn't.

But in a golden fortnight broadcast around the globe, the boy with the bamboo arms slashed his way to victory over the home nation's rep, a European champion, an Asian champion and a quality Kazakh before finally bowing to world leader Mario Kindelan in the gold medal bout.

2) Mario Kindelan, May 2005

Now 18, Khan finally proved himself best in a vest when pro promoter Frank Warren organised a replay of the Olympic final at the Premier Suite, Reebok Stadium.

ITV broadcast the black-tie bash live and all monies raised went to charities nominated by Khan.

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Super Mario, a two time Olympic champion and three-time world gold medallist, was coaxed out of retirement and, unlike Khan, was on the dip.

At the third time of asking, Khan finally conquered the king by a score of 19-13.


3) Andriy Kotelnik, July 2009

Just ten months after Breidis Prescott took just 54 seconds to dump the rising starlet in a crumpled heap, Khan, debuting at 140lbs, exacted a resurrection of biblical proportions to claim the WBA title from Hamburg-based Ukrainian Andriy Kotelnik.

The 22 year old, who'd completed the 12 round championship trip just once previously, boxed with commendable concentration and caution to dominate at Manchester's MEN Arena.

Kotelnik finished like a train but Amir kept evasive and was coronated by scores of 118-110 (twice) and 120-108 to deliver trainer Freddie Roach a 25th world champion.

4) Marcos Maidana, December 2010

Though 'El Chino' had sent 27 of 29 victims for an early shower, Khan was disturbingly keen to wage war and even dumped Maidana with a crippling left hook to the pit late in round one.

Thereafter, Khan's fizzing fists established supremacy until round ten when the man with the heaviest hands in the division turned his legs to spaghetti with a haymaker.

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Maidana was just one clean strike from rendering Khan comatose but the Brit's evasive instincts and fighting heart saw him blaze back and pass the finishing post still vertical.

He copped a close unanimous decision and proved he had the minerals to survive a fire fight at the highest level.

5) Zab Judah, July 2011

'Super' Judah, a five time world champion profiting from home court, was widely expected to provide Khan with a stiff argument when the pair met to unify the American's IBF belt with Amir's WBA strap at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.

In a career spanning 15 years, the Brooklynite had lost just once previously at 140lbs - to Kostya Tszyu - but Khan cast him aside with effortless ease, winning every minute of every round before puncturing the gobby Yank with a right to the waist in round five.


6) Devon Alexander, December 2014

A former two time world champion, skilful St Louis southpaw Alexander was another Yank who got spanked on home soil by Khan.

With both touted as potential future fodder for 'Money' Mayweather, there was plenty at stake and experts were evenly split as to who would prevail.

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But Khan proved imperious; delivering a career best effort that oozed intelligence and technical excellence, to bag a landslide decision.

Coach Virgil Hunter - never one to paint geese as swans - delivered a '9.9 out of 10' assessment. It demonstrated beyond question that Khan is now worthy of the Mayweather gig.