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Chris Algieri Ready For The Spotlight

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 22 Nov 2014

Algieri ready for the spotlight

Unheralded American confident entering Saturday's PPV showdown with Pacquiao

Originally Published: November 21, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Other than the fans Chris Algieri regularly drew to the club shows that promoter Joe DeGuardia put on in the fighter's hometown of Huntington, New York, on Long Island, few had heard of him.

But in February, Algieri got a chance to fight Emanuel Taylor in an ESPN2 "Friday Night Fights" main event. Taylor was the favorite, and with a victory, he would have been the opponent HBO preferred to challenge junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov in June.

And then Algieri won a decision -- and did so rather easily. In a sport where fairness is often as hard to come by as winning lottery numbers, Algieri, who made a then-career-high $15,000 to fight Taylor, was shown some. He got the shot, and a $100,000 purse, to challenge Provodnikov instead...

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON ESPN AT: http://espn.go.com/b...-manny-pacquiao

ethernine's Photo ethernine 22 Nov 2014

Only thing Chris is ready for is his ass on the canvas...  So people really taking this fight seriously lmao