The book on Khan has been out for some time. First published under Prescott, then reissued by Peterson & Garcia, this book tells the story of a fighter from Bolton, Lancashire, England, a silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics who looks both unstoppable and eminently beatable. According to this book, a light-punching boxer like Algieri stood little chance against “King Khan,” a fighter to whom he conceded nearly every meaningful advantage. It is not so much that Algieri could not hurt Khan, as he did with an overhand right in the opening round, but that his style—that of the mobile boxer—would play to Khan’s strengths. And in those moments when Algieri either reverted to this style, or was forced into it by a better boxer, the fight played out by the book.
Read On the Fly: Amir Khan W12 Chris Algieri on The Cruelest Sport.