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Khan says Algieri fight not confirmed

Amir Khan says the Algieri fight hasn't been confirmed, but can't believe the overwhelming negative reaction to it.

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

Amir Khan seems to be backing away from his proclamation that he'd be fighting Chris Aligeri is his next outing. When Ben Thompson asked him about the negative reaction he's received from fans regarding this fight, Khan responded:

"First of all, the fight with Algieri is not confirmed yet. Even if it was, I can't believe the people who are talking shit. At the end of the day, I did say that I want to fight the top guys. Obviously I can't fight Floyd or Manny, so Miguel Cotto was another guy I wanted, but he's going on to fight someone else. Broner said he'd fight me, so I said let's do it, but I heard that Broner don't want it either. He's saying he wants it on social media, but when it comes down to it, he don't want the fight. I mean, I told everyone that I'd take that fight, but he don't want it, so it leaves me with Algieri, who's fought some good guys. He's beat the likes of Provodnikov, who everyone is saying will be in a Fight of the Year with Matthysse. Then he went the distance with Manny, so I think he's proven."

Well excuse us for the confusion, Amir. I mean, wasn't it you in the video, announcing that you would be taking on Algieri in your next fight?! Wasn't it you talking about how he's an A-level fighter whose beaten Emmanuel Taylor? Despite whatever backtracking you're doing, the only silver lining I see here is that this fight doesn't get made because I think it's a crappy fight, and most people seem to agree. So if it may not be Chris Algieri coming up next, who could it be for Khan?

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