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Amir Khan challenges Mayweather after victory against Chris Algieri


NEW YORK: Britain’s Amir Khan grabbed unanimous victory over his American opponent Chris Algieri in a welterweight matchup, and at the same time challenged Floyd Mayweather for a world title showdown.


This was the fifth consecutive victory of Khan with improvement of 31-3. The scores passed by judges were 117-111, 117-111, and 115-113. On the other, his opponent Chris Algieri has to face his second consecutive defeat. He fell to 20-2. After decisive victory, Khan shouted, “Amir Khan wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. I want that next. I’m number one World Boxing Council (challenger). He is the champion. So let’s make it happen.”

Scene from the event- (Courtesy Getty Images Sport)
Scene from the event – (Courtesy Getty Images Sport)

Khan’s expectations were that he might fight Mayweather in May last year but the Mayweather decided to fight Argentina’s Marcos Maidana.


“He come to fight, wanted to win, had his home crowd, but I came here to win,” Khan said, adding he had to resort to “Plan B” to defeat the hometown hero.

Khan said support from the crowd helped him push to the finish and secure the decision.

“The crowd really fired me up the last three rounds when Chris really came at me hard,” Khan said.

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