Former inferior welterweight apple titlist Chris Algieri, out of the amphitheatre aback a fifth-round knockout accident to Errol Spence Jr. at welterweight in April 2016, is on the improvement trail.
Algieri has ironed out his abiding issues with Star Boxing apostle Joe DeGuardia, active a new promotional arrangement with him and appear on Wednesday that he will acknowledgment on DeGuardia’s agenda on Nov. 30 at the Paramount in his hometown of Huntington, New York, the Continued Island area area Algieri fabricated a name for himself in 2014.
Algieri, a above kickboxer with a master’s degree, will face artisan Angel Hernandez (13-11-2, 8 KOs), 27, of McAllen, Texas, in a 10-round fight. Algieri will acknowledgment to inferior welterweight, a weight chic in which he is undefeated, afterwards accepting his antecedent four bouts at welterweight and activity 1-3.
In June 2014, Algieri, admitting agape bottomward alert in the aboriginal annular and ambidextrous with a angrily bloated appropriate eye for best of the fight, won a breach accommodation over Ruslan Provodnikov to affirmation a inferior welterweight apple appellation at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
That achievement paved the way for the better action of his career aing as he confused up to welterweight and challenged Manny Pacquiao for his apple appellation in Macau, China, in November 2014 alone to be routed. Pacquiao alone him six times in a blast accommodation win.
Algieri absent his aing action by aing accommodation to above unified inferior welterweight titlist Amir Khan, outpointed Erick Bone and again got wiped out by Spence, now a ascendant welterweight apple titleholder.
Mired in a arrangement action with DeGuardia, Algieri (21-3, 8 KOs), 34, has not boxed for added than 2½ years, but he backward complex in the action by alive with fighters as a nutritionist, including with middleweight adversary Daniel Jacobs.
“I can’t accurate how blessed I am to be back. It has been a continued time coming, and it is the absolute time to footfall aback into the sport,” Algieri said. “I am attractive advanced to abiding to the inferior welterweight analysis and win addition apple title. There are a lot of acceptable fights for me bottomward the line, and I can’t delay to be aback in the mix on the apple stage.
“I am captivated to acknowledgment to the Paramount, area my aftermost acknowledged appellation run began. The advance of my fan abject has consistently been an organically grown, grass-roots approach, so it feels alone appropriate to accord aback to my hometown admirers in this way.”
Said DeGuardia: “I attending advanced to Chris’ return, abnormally in the inferior welterweight division, area he has never absent a fight. I am assured we will get him addition apple appellation action actual soon.
“When I appropriate we accept the improvement activate at the Paramount, Chris was on lath immediately. We admit how abundant the Continued Island admirers accept been, and it’s a amusement to accept him aback at the Paramount. On Nov. 30th, I apprehend an electric army in a arranged arena.”
Hernandez has absent three fights in a row and is 0-4-1 in his aftermost bristles fights, with anniversary accident advancing by decision.
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