Amir Khan Currently Sits as -1600 Favourite

Published on May 29th, 2015 3:23 am EST
Amir Khan will be taking on Chris Algieri in the main event of a boxing card to be broadcast on Spike TV tomorrow (Friday) evening.

Amir Khan has been rumoured for quite a while to be a potential opponent for Floyd "Money" Mayweather. Khan has fiercely lobbied for the fight but hasn't been able to land it as of yet. Could an impressive victory over Chris Algieri on Friday night earn Khan the opportunity to battle Mayweather in what is possibly Floyd's last ever fight?

According to the bookmakers, Amir Khan is a very comfortable favourite heading into Friday night. Here are the odds as of this moment:

Amir Khan, -1600
Chris Algieri, +800

According to these odds, a $1,600 bet on Khan would yield a total profit of $100, while a successful $100 wager on Algieri would return a total profit of $800.

Let's break down the probabilities for this fight:

Amir Khan - 94.34% probability of winning
Chris Algieri - 11.11% probability of winning

Amir Khan, who is regarded as one of the top Welterweights in the world, enters this fight with a record of 30-3-0, while Algieri has a record of 20-1-0. Khan has fought competition of a much higher caliber, however, as his resume includes wins over Zab Judah, Marcos Rene Maidana and Carlos Molina.


According to the bookmakers, you can likely expect a longer fight, as the over/under is currently set like this:

Over 9 1/2 rounds, -160
Under 9 1/2 rounds, +115

So, the Over 9 1/2 rounds line is a slight favourite, while the under 9 1/2 rounds line is a slight underdog.


Can Algieri surprise practically everyone by winning this fight, or will Khan continue to roll?

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