LAS VEGAS, NV (November 3, 2014) — Talk about your Horatio Algieri story!
Star Boxing’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion and science scholar CHRIS ALGIERI is just 19 days from his date with destiny, where he will challenge Fighter of the Decade and defending WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.
Algieri, New York’s only reigning world champion, will break his Las Vegas training camp on Wednesday, November 12, and head to The Venetian Macao. But before he leaves, he will make one last appearance in Los Angeles, where he will host a press conference at The Conga Room on Thursday and hold one last public workout at The Palazzo® Las Vegas on Saturday, November 8.
How did Algieri become boxing’s No. 1 story and why is New York riveted to their champion? Newsday dedicated a major portion ofSunday’s newspaper to telling his story in words and photos by Greg Logan and Jeffrey Basinger, respectively, as only a hometown newspaper can do. Get to know Chris Algieri and enjoy the stories below.
Greg Logan, Newsday: “An Inside Look at the Rise of Boxer Chris Algieri”
Greg Logan, Newsday: “The Timeline — Chris Algieri’s Road to Macau to Fight Manny Pacquiao”
Jeffrey Basinger, Newsday: “Photo Essay – Chris Algieri Trains in Las Vegas”
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotionsand Tecate, the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena, and will be produced and distributed live byHBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
For Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, this marks the pound-for-pound box office monarch’s (he is credited with nearly 13 million domestic pay-per-view buys) second reign as welterweight champion. Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring, aspires to attend medical school once he concludes his boxing career.
“24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri,” premieres This Saturday! November 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City.
An all-new special “Under the Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri” debuts Next Saturday! November 15 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO.
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