Chris Algieri

Christopher Mark Algieri (born March 2, 1984 in Huntington, New York) is the current WBO Junior Welterweight Champion. Algieri is trained by Keith Trimble and Tim Lane.

Personal Life

Chris is of Italian and Argentinian origin. He has a bachelor’s in healthcare science from Stony Brook University and a master’s from the New York Institute of Technology. A clinical nutritionist who works with private clients, He also enjoys cooking.

Algieri Has expressed His desire to go to Medical School and combine his experience as a world-class athlete and his knowledge of nutrition to spearhead a practice designed to treat competitive athletes without the use of unnecessary surgeries, pharmaceuticals or long lay-offs. Algieri began his 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 squad. 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 attended Stony Brook University and concentrated his athletic prowess to Full-Contact Kickboxing. He then began sparring and training with Tim “Bring the Pain” Lane under the watchful eye of Mauro. After completing an undefeated amateur career that culminated with a USKBA Northeast Championship, Chris decided to turn professional at the age of 19 years old.

Personal Boxing Carrer

Algieri’s career record stands at 20-0 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, a IBF number four ranked contender, at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, Long Island, New York, to enter the world rankings.

Christopher Algieri has accumulated significant wins over the likes of top prospect Jose Alejo, a bout featured on NBC Sports Network and former 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 Junior Welterweight Champion.