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Chris Algieri aiming for a fight with Khan or Broner

Chris Algieri isn't looking to take a soft touch after getting spanked by Pacquiao, he wants to jump right back in the deep end.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Chris Algieri believes that his performance against Pacquiao, the one where he got dropped six times, was an aberration and not indicative of what he's capable of at the highest level of the sport. To prove this, he's enlisted John David Jackson as a trainer (who notably trains Sergey Kovalev) and is eying fights with either Amir Khan or Adrien Broner.

"I love both fights actually," said Algieri. "I've been in the gym working and I want to get back in the win column."

In particular though, Algieri is most excited about the addition of Jackson, who he believes can take him to another level. Jackson has been able to improve Sergey Kovalev, but then again, Kovalev has some natural attributes that can't be taught. In the power department, Kovalev and Algieri are on completely different ends of the spectrum which would lead me to believe there needs to be very different approaches to training both men.

"We are so excited for his addition and the sky is the limit with a world class coach like John David Jackson," Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) said. "I keep hearing my name mentioned with Khan's - let's do it. I want to get right back to the level where I feel I belong. The Pacquiao fight was not my night. It's time for me to get back in with a high-level opponent and show the world the real Chris Algieri."

Chris seems to be most eager for a Khan fight, and Khan himself mentioned on social media that he's already selected his next opponent, so could that be Algieri? Possibly. But more importantly, does anyone really want to see Algieri fight an Amir Khan or Adrien Broner? I don't care much for those match-ups.

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