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Chris Algieri - A Thinking Man's Boxer...

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Chris Algieri - A thinking man's boxer tackling one of the sport's greats
By Steve Brenner | Sport360

Chris Algieri is one boxer who’s always right on the money.

When the 30-year-old New York native steps into the ring in Macau, China, on November 22 to face legend Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title, he will arrive as the underdog. After all, who hasn’t been up against it from the moment they’ve locked eyes with the 35-year-old Filipino hall of famer.

Yet you only have to scratch the surface to delve into the psyche of the former world kickboxing champion and quickly realise that Algieri is anything but a plucky contender building up for the biggest pay day of his life.
He is a rarity – the thinking man’s fighter.

A boxer who is clever with his fists yet the sweet science extends to his life outside the ring. He already has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition from the New York Institute of Technology and plans to return to medical school once his fighting career is over....