Chris Algieri’s promoter, Joe DeGuardia, of Star Boxing, informed RingTV.com on Tuesday that he has begun preliminary discussions with Top Rank regarding a potential bout with Manny Pacquiao.
Chris Algieri took an unusual path to the WBO junior welterweight title, which he took from Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday.
Freddie Roach wouldn’t mind matching Chris Algieri against Manny Pacquiao but he would prefer that the newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight titlewinner offer an immediate rematch to Ruslan Provodnikov.
Paulie Malignaggi said he scored the Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri bout “eight rounds to four for” Algieri, who rose from two first-round knockdowns and survived severe facial damage to take Provodnikov’s WBO 140-pound title by split-decision.
Chris Algieri shares an emotional moment with his trainer in the locker room after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov and then talks to media about his mind set going into the fight. “This fight was about me winning,” he said. “It wasn’t about money or the WBO title. It was about competition.”
Super middleweight champ and HBO commentator Andre Ward said he didn’t score the Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri fight from his broadcaster’s seat on Saturday but thought Algieri, a big underdog, did enough to deserve the split-decision victory.
Chris Algieri’s upset win over Ruslan Provodnikov, as seen through the ringside lens of photographer Naoki Fukuda.
Chris Algieri survived a near-disastrous opening round against heavy favorite Ruslan Provodnikov and outworked and outboxed the Russian pressure fighter to a split-decision victory to lift the WBO 140-pound title and thrill his hometown fans from Long Island, N.Y.
Huge underdog Chris Algieri proved that he belonged in the ring with Ruslan Provodnikov by outpointing the feared Russian puncher to a split-decision victory on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y. Algieri, who got up from two first-round knockdowns, won the WBO 140-pound title.
Demetrius Andrade dropped Brian Rose twice en route to scoring a seventh-round TKO in the first defense of his WBO 154-pound title on the undercard of the Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri fight on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
WBO junior welterweight titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov and challenger Chris Algieri weighed in at 139.8 and 140 pounds, respectively on Friday in advance of their HBO Boxing After Dark main event on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Chris Algieri isn’t famous and Ruslan Provodnikov won’t make a fortune defending his WBO 140-pound title against the undefeated prospect on Saturday. However, Provodnikov is motivated to give his all because the Russian slugger cares about one thing – thrilling fans.
Chris Algieri, a master’s degree holder who plans to attend medical school after boxing, knows the health risks involved with the sport and in facing a puncher like Ruslan Provodnikov, but the undefeated 140-pound prospect is confident he can upset the WBO titleholder on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov spoke to RingTV about his preparation and mentality going into the first defense of his WBO 140-pound title against Chris Algieri on June 14 in Brooklyn. Provodnikov says he was willing to die when he fought for the title. He wonders if Algieri is.
Chris Algieri and his trainer Tim Lane are confident that he’s prepared to shock the world when he fights heavy favorite Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14. Algieri says he’ll be a “master boxer” and win the WBO 140-pound title. Video contains exclusive training footage of Algieri.
WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri, who fight on June 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, topped a very respectful kick-off press conference that included Demetrius Andrade, Sean Monaghan and Heather Hardy.