Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri: Is this the most irrelevant match-up this year?

By Boxing News - 05/28/2015 - Comments

Image: Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri: Is this the most irrelevant match-up this year?(Photo credit: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions) By Gerardo Granados: This Friday, on May 29th at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, former promising light welterweight belt holder Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) will face a tailor made opponent in Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs), who has a little to no chance to defeat Khan in their fight on Spike TV on Premier Boxing Champions.

This year has had very good match-ups in the sport, and we have been able to see really good battles, but sadly we also have witnessed a couple of mismatches in which the cab driver assassin, WBC super bantamweight belt holder Leo Santa Cruz, has the lead as the most solid candidate for the 2015 Boxingnews24 Cab Driver Assassin Award.

But who´s to blame for this horrible match-up is it the fighter or his manager/promoter?

Is it possible that we the fight fans can be find guilty of this type of mismatches for watching whatever the greedy promoters put on the boxing cards or is it this is the best they can offer to us?

Maybe I have grown tired of watching these mismatches, but it is always important to see if you are betting on the correct fighter while having a couple of cold lager beers.

Perhaps this bout isn’t the only irrelevant so far. I guess some could find interesting the Khan vs. Algieri bout but those must be the same people who believed the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao bout would end in a thrilling fight that Manny could have won. Some could believe that Deontay Wilder is defending his WBC heavyweight title belt against a dangerous contender Eric Molina, but those who believe such thing might also believe that WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will not avoid Gennady Golovkin.

Last year IBF/WBA light welterweight held holder Danny Garcia picked on a brave but limited lightweight Rod Salka and that bout was aired on the main event. This year things are getting even worst and next year I wouldn’t be surprised if an unnecessary rematch is arranged due naive casual fans and loyal fan boys willing to pay expensive fees.

Does Algieri have the tools to defeat Khan? Chris doesn’t even have enough power to hurt Amir and the betting odds are up to 1/20 for Khan.

Does the winner of this irrelevant bout deserve a shot at Mayweather Jr? I’ll leave it to the reader to answer that question.

Algieri won a controversial close decision to defeat Ruslan Provodnikov last year, but then Algieri got beat up by Manny Pacquiao last November. Now Algieri gets Khan. What is next for Algieri if he loses to Khan on Friday. Maybe he will get Cotto?

I bet to a friend that Algieri won’t win a single round against Khan, and I will place my bet on Khan to win by unanimous decision 120-108. No need to say that my friend is a casual fight fan who thought Algieri was a legit threat to Pacquiao because of his height and jab.

I think the Adrien Broner versus Shawn Porter bout is a legit fight, and I am eager to see these two young lions inside the ring but I couldn’t care less for tomorrow fight.

But I want to ask to the reader, is this the most irrelevant bout so far this year?

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