Undefeated Chris Algieri will be have the toughest challenge of his career when he faces hard-hitting WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 at the Barclays Center.
Algieri (19-0 8 KOs), hails from nearby Huntington, NY. Over the last 18 months Chris has elevated himself to a world-class contender after accumulating significant victories over top prospect Jose Alejo, former USBA champion Mike Arnaoutis, and most recently highly-rated contender Emmanuel Taylor in February.
He's as much a scholar as he is a brawler. He graduated from Stony Brook University with Honors in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Care Management and then went on to receive his Masters degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 2010.
He aspires to attend Medical School.