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Huntington's Chris Algieri battles his way onto the world stage

By GREG LOGAN  newsday.com

It was just nine months ago that Chris Algieri was a household name only on Long Island. He was fighting at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, which always was packed because his father, Dominic -- known to friends as "the mayor of Greenlawn" -- was busy selling thousands of dollars of tickets to the locals.

But Algieri's June upset of Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO light welterweight title and his subsequent signing to fight for Manny Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title Nov. 22 in Macau, China, have launched him into another stratosphere.

"It's zero to 100," Algieri said Tuesday on an international conference call. "My mother joked one day, 'Chrissy, it's just like you said it was going to happen.'

"There can be nothing, and then, boom, an explosion. Now, you're in a full-on sprint toward your dreams. That's the nature of the business. I'm not surprised because I've seen it happen to other fighters. I knew my time would come."...

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