The anticipated welterweight skirmish between former world champions Amir Khan and Chris Algieri is officially set in stone. Both combatants climbed aboard the scale for their showdown tomorrow night at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and they both registered weights just below the 147-pound limit.
Algieri was first to tip the scale and he did so, clocking in officially at 146.2 pounds. Next up was England’s Khan, who weighed in two ounces heavier. After the weigh-in, both Khan and his New York-based counterpart participated in a tense, fierce staredown.
Khan has been mentioned for a few years as a potential opponent for world’s pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, and he feels as though a convincing win over Algieri will hopefully land him that coveted shot. Khan had a few stumbling blocks in his pro career -- consecutive losses to Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson -- but the 2004 Olympian has been on a roll, winning four straight. His last outing was a dominating 12-round unanimous decision over former world champ Devon Alexander in December.
Algieri made a name for himself when he captured the WBO super lightweight title by scoring a split decision over rugged Russian Ruslan Provodnikov in a fight that saw Algieri down twice in the first and almost out. He followed that sensational win with an unfortunate showing against Manny Pacquiao, a fight that saw the Filipino legend score six knockdowns en route to a lopsided unanimous decision win in November.
The bout will be televised live on Spike TV tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Weigh-in Results:Amir Khan (146.4) vs. Chris Algieri (146.2)
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