Christopher Mark “Chris” Algieri is an American former kickboxer and currently a professional boxer in the Light Welterweight division.Algieri is the WBO Light Welterweight Champion and former ISKA World Welterweight and WKA World Super Welterweight Champion. Algieri, who is currently world ranked by various sanctioning bodies as a light welterweight boxer, is trained by Keith Trimble and Tim Lane.
As an amateur, Algieri won the USKBA Northeast Championship defeating Kyle Murray.Algieri later turned professional, and won the International Sport Karate Association Welterweight and World Kickboxing Association Super Welterweight Championships, compiling a 20-0 record as a world kickboxing champion before retiring to become a professional boxer. He reached 10-0 when Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing signed him.
Algieri’s career record stands at 20-1 as a professional boxer. He is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. On February 14, 2014, Algieri won a unanimous ten round decision over Emmanuel Taylor, an IBF number four ranked contender, at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, Long Island, New York, to enter the world rankings.
Christopher Algieri has accumulated wins over the likes of top prospect Jose Alejo, a bout featured on NBC Sports Network and former United States Boxing Association (USBA) Champion Mike Arnaoutis.
He fought June 14, 2014 and defeated Ruslan Provodnikov headlined on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., by split decision to become the new WBO Light Welterweight Champion.
Algieri fought Manny Pacquiao on November 23, 2014 in Macau, for the latter’s WBO Welterweight title. Pacquiao knocked Algieri down 6 times and made him tumble repeatedly en route to defeating him via unanimous decision after 12 rounds.