Bio:Super Lightweight, Chris Algieri fights out of Huntington, New York. Chris is promoted by NY and CT Hall of Fame Promoter, Joe DeGuardia. A well-rounded fighter and person, Algieri is a college educated nutritionist, ringside analyst, world champion kickboxer and world champion boxer.
Algieri began in combat sports with martial arts training in Chinese Kenpo under the tutelage of Robert Mauro at the age of 10. Chris received his black belt at the age of 15 and began competing in amateur kickboxing at the age of 16. While in high school, Chris started wrestling and eventually became captain of the St. Anthony’s varsity wrestling team. Chris won 2 Catholic League titles and one Catholic State Championship and ultimately made it to the semi-finals of the Public State Tournament. He was also awarded a wild card nomination to compete in the High School National Championships, but a knee injury barred Chris from participating. After high school, Chris spent 3 seasons as assistant coach to the St. Anthony’s Friar Wrestling team. Chris graduated from Stony Brook University with honors in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and then went on to receive his Master’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology. Chris aspires to combine his experience as a world-class athlete and his knowledge of nutrition to change the lives of everyday people. In 2019, Algieri released his first nutrition-based book called “The Fighters Kitchen.”
After headlining the first ever Star Boxing’s “Rockin’ Fights” at The Paramount in 2011,, and continuing to develop his craft at the critically acclaimed boxing series, the world watched the meteoric rise of Chris Algieri from local hero to world class contender to world champion. After accumulating significant wins over the likes of top prospect Jose Alejo, a bout featured on NBC Sports Network, former USBA Champion Mike Arnaoutis, highly rated Jr. Welterweight world rated contender Emanuel Taylor, which was the main event on the popular ESPN series “Friday
Night Fights”, Chris stunned the Boxing world on June 14, 2014.Algieri went to war for the WBO Jr. Welterweight title with a stirring upset victory over then title holder, Ruslan Provodnikov. Chris electrified fans with his boxing skills, heart and composure after being knocked down twice in the first round and coming back to win. This led to a mega WBO welterweight world title fight with Manny Pacquiao where he took the 12-time world champion, and boxing legend the full 12 rounds. While taking a defeat based off of decision, he grasped the attention of the boxing world and became the “American Dream” personified.
Promoter Joe Deguardia was able to secure yet another high profile bout for Chris against Amir Khan on May 29, 2015, returning to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Chris put forth an outstanding effort in a fight which many ringside thought he won only to lose a controversial decision to Khan. Chris returned to The Barclay’s Center twice more, defeating well regarded prospect Eric Bone and in his last fight Chris was stopped for the first time in his career by former Olympian and future world champion Errol Spence.
Chris is currently 24-3 (9KO’s). Chris is a technician in the ring who uses his knowledge of the sport to break down opponents. His willingness to go toe to toe with opponents and his precision punching allows him to excel in the ring.. He is the current WBO International Super Lightweight Champion.
Algieri vs. Ruslan Provodnikov | Barclay’s Center | June 14, 2014In front of a sold-out crowd at the Barclays Center, Algieri did the seemingly impossible, overcoming two knockdowns in the first round to earn the WBO junior welterweight championship of the world from Ruslan "The Siberian Rocky" Provodnikov. In a gutsy and memorable performance, one eyed Algieri took the fight to the body, while Provodnikov looked for the knockout blow. Algieri’s intelligent and confident style of boxing allowed him to win round after round and come ahead on the judge’s scorecard, turning his dream into a reality, crowning him as champion of the world.
Watch Provodnikov-Algieri fight here: https://youtu.be/Vl3oEsFTuuQ
Algieri vs Manny Pacquiao | Cotai Arena, Macao China | November 23, 2014After the shocking results of the Algieri vs Provodnikov fight, the bout catapulted Chris into a mega PPV fight with boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, on November 22nd, 2014, in Macao, China. Chris went the full 12 rounds with the legend Pacquiao dropping a decision and suffering his first defeat as a professional boxer but capturing the attention of the boxing world as the ‘American Dream’ personified.
Algieri vs Amir Khan | Barclay’s Center | May 29, 2015Chris entered yet another high-profile bout against Amir Khan on May 29, 2015, returning to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Algieri’s plan to fight aggressively and use quick combinations allowed him to chase down Khan the whole fight. However, when it came down to the score cards, Khan was controversially given a Unanimous decision victory opposing the view of many analysts and those sitting ringside.
"A few mistakes I made. Obviously, I didn't think Algieri would come forward," Khan said. "I figured he would be on the back foot. I have to show so much respect for Chris Algieri," Khan said. "He came to fight and win."
Algieri vs Tommy Coyle | Madison Square Garden | June 1, 2019Algieri put his WBO International title on the line for the first time against UK fan favorite, Tommy Coyle at the world’s most famous arena. Coyle staggered Algieri early in the second round, but Algieri’s sheer will kept him on his feet. In the fourth-round, a sharply thrown body combination planted Coyle on the canvas. To Coyle’s credit, he fought his way back into the fight, but Algieri’s precision was too much, who’s corner called the fight before the start of the ninth and final round. Algieri defended his WBO International title and improved to 24-3 9KO’s.
Amateur Career:● Chris did not have any amateur boxing fights
● Chris competed as an amateur kickboxer, earning the USKBA Northeast
● Championship, and turned professional in kickboxing at the age of 19Chris was a ISKA World Welterweight kickboxing champion & WKA World Super Welterweight Champion