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Aspiring physician Chris Algieri nearly quit boxing a year ago

By Kevin Iole -   Yahoo Sports

MACAU – As he was preparing for what would be by far the most important fight of his life, Chris Algieri awoke before the crack of dawn to get to the gym.

But he wasn't doing roadwork or studying the nuances of Ruslan Provodnikov's style. Rather, Algieri pulled himself out of the comfort of his bed to put some middle-aged housewives through their paces at a fitness center near his home on Long Island, N.Y. He was a personal fitness trainer who charged $45 for a 30-minute private session, making some extra income to supplement his meager boxing earnings.

Prior to the $115,000 he made to face Provodnikov for the WBO junior welterweight title at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn in June, Algieri's biggest purse was only $15,000....

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