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Boxing Beat: Amir Khan-Chris Algieri Set For Premier Boxing Champions Event

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Amir Khan, coming off a win over Devon Alexander, will take on former world champion Chris Algieri on May 29 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV.

The card will take place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and begin at 9 p.m. ET.

Khan (30-3) owns 19 knockouts and is a former two-time world champion, having won the WBA, WBA (super) and IBF light welterweight titles. He also won silver competing for England in the 2004 Summer Olympics.

“I have happy memories of New York having made my successful U.S. debut there against Paulie Malignaggi in 2010,” Khan said. “I’m delighted to now be fighting there once again against another champion in Chris Algieri. Algieri has shared the ring with some tremendous fighters and shown great skills in those fights so I know I will need to be at my very best when we meet.

“In all my fights I bring excitement, speed and skill and can guarantee more fireworks on May 29 at Barclays Center.”

Algieri (20-1) suffered his first career loss when he dropped a decision to Manny Pacquiao last November. This fight will be for the WBC silver welterweight title.

“I am very excited to get back into the ring and to be fighting here in New York,” Algieri said. “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.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday at 2 p.m. ET and are available via Ticketmaster and the Barclays Center. They are priced between $45-$250, not including service charges and taxes.