Algieri is Ready for a World-Class Rumble!
Photos by Peter Frutkoff
"The Pride of Huntington" Chris Algieri recently allowed FightNews to photograph his workout at his gym in Bellmore, NY.
Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) has over the last 18 months elevated himself to a world-class contender after accumulating significant victories over top prospect Jose Alejo, former USBA champion Mike Arnaoutis, and most recently highly-rated contender Emmanuel Taylor in February.
He's as much a scholar as he is a brawler. He graduated from Stony Brook University with Honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and then went on to receive his Masters degree from the New York Institute of Technology.
He aspires to attend Medical School.
But before he hits the books to become a doctor, he will step into the ring this Saturday to battle WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (23-2, 16 KOs).
Provodnikov is nicknamed the "Siberian Rocky" because of his savage style.
Algieri is a skilled fighter and it is his technical prowess that gives him a fighting chance against an all-out power-punching brawler such as Provodnikov.
Provodnikov versus Algieri will take place Saturday, June 14th, at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 10p ET.