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Is Amir Khan Looking Beyond Chris Algieri?

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Amir Khan goes into his Welterweight clash with Americn Chris Algieri insisting that he is focused on Friday night’s bout in New York and not distracted by a potential meeting with Floyd Mayweather.

British fighter Khan is thought to be next in line for a fight with unbeaten Mayweather who is considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world but as reported on BBC Sport Khan said “I’ve made that mistake before, when you look past fights, but I ain’t looking past this fight. There’s no point looking at Mayweather because that might never happen.”

Khan has won 30 out of his 33 fights but seems to have put the early career losses firmly out of the back of the boxing fans minds after a dominant display over the experienced Devon Alexander last time out and will go into Friday’s fight with Algieri knowing the American is no mug himself, though last time out was thoroughly outclassed by Manny Pacquiao.

As reported on BBC Sport Khan praised his trainer Virgil Hunter saying “I was with a trainer before who maybe wasn’t teaching me the defensive side of boxing.I needed to work on a few things and improve as a fighter and being under Virgil, he’s done that for me. He’s made me a better fighter, he’s made me understand the sport of boxing and he’s taught me the things I needed to be taught.”

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