Boxer Amir Khan is pretty slick with his hands
However, New York was a lucky place for Khan’s opponent as well. Besides, Algieri’s happy memories are four years fresher – he won the WBO light welterweight title in a fight against Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov by split decision. The referees’ verdict was called controversial by many, as Algiery suffered two knockdowns in the opening round already and got a huge swelling all over the right eye. But a fact is a fact – he also has something to thank NY for: “Fighting at Barclays Center, where I won my world title just under a year ago, is an added bonus. Amir Khan is a tested champion and is the matchup that I wanted. I believe this is a fight that will bring the best out of me”. The non-obvious win over Provodnikov and the following loss to Manny Paquiao will be an extra motivation factor – Algiery needs a victory no one will doubt.
Amir Khan may have a hard time, as the crowd will be more likely to support their fellow countryman – Algiery was born in Huntington, which belongs to the New York metropolitan area. But right now he is in good mood, judging by this video. The 40-second footage was uploaded at Khan’s wife, Faryal Makhdoom, Youtube channel. Some call it a fake or a commercial, as Khan plays with and then hits a Maxi Nutrition bottle, but, anyway, this is a cool trick and fun to watch. And just a month later there will be no time for fooling around, so let’s just wait a little.