It’s one of the basic tenets of boxing: A guy doesn't get knocked down a half-dozen times by an aging legend, then come back in his next bout and give a top contender all he can handle. Apparently, Chris Algieri was absent the day this theory was taught in Boxing 101.
Over the past two years, Amir Khan has fought three times in the 147-pound division, winning all three in rather convincing fashion. Now that he’s established himself at that weight, Khan is focused on one goal for 2016: He wants to own the division.
With Jake Gyllenhaal’s “Southpaw” coming out in theaters today, it’s the first of what promises to be a big run for boxing movies. Slated for later this year are the biopics “Bleed for This” about former two-division champion Vinny Pazienza and “Creed,” the latest in the deathless “Rocky” series. Next year brings the Roberto Duran biopic “Hands of Stone,” with Robert De Niro playing Duran’s trainer Ray Arcel.
The beach, a cabin in the mountains, Amir Khan’s face—Keith Thurman’s pondering what he wants to hit next.
The cut over Amir Khan’s left eye and the bruises beneath it were evidence of the power in Chris Algieri’s right hand.