Thursday, June 4, 2015

Amir Khan Wins Bout Against Boxer Chris Algieri And Wants To Fight Floyd Mayweather For The Undefeated Pugilist's Last Match

Khan v. Algieri

This is a follow up to the April 6, 2015 article "Amir Khan Dodging Boxers Kell Brook And Timothy Bradley" where the Judiciary Report stated, "If Khan loses to undefeated Brook, his chances of fighting the retiring Mayweather or resurgent Pacquiao are greatly diminished. They will seek to fight Brook instead. Fighting formerly undefeated Algieri is less of a risk. Pacquiao gave a roadmap on how to beat Algieri in his recent win against him and Khan will use that blueprint."

Chris Algieri and Amir Khan

So said, so done. Two months later, Khan used Pacquiao's blueprint and beat Algieri in a unanimous decision this past weekend in New York. The fight was watched by 1,200,000 viewers on the Spike cable channel in America. It's not pay-per-view, which is far more lucrative, but it is still a large audience for a smaller transmission fee in television rights.

Amir Khan

Khan is once again seeking to fight Mayweather, who has one fight left before retirement. However, a bout with Khan would not be the most lucrative for Mayweather's last fight (unless he decides he is not going to retire, as he is still in top physical condition and fighting well). A rematch against Filipino boxing star, Manny Pacquiao, would be the most lucrative bout, garnering another huge payday, after Mayweather won during their first outing in May. Still, one can't blame Khan for trying.