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Algieri Eyes Mayweather: He's The Goal For Everyone!

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Long Island native Chris Algieri, coming off last week’s shocking upset win over reigning WBO champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, is taking some time off as his badly damaged eye heals up.  Algieri has several options for his future, and is rumored to be on a short list to face Manny Pacquiao in November, a fight Top Rank’s Bob Arum seems very interested in making. Algieri has also expressed interest in unification bouts with both reigning Jr Welterweight kingpin Danny Garcia, and IBF Jr Welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson.

One name that has yet to have been floated for Algieri is reigning pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather – who could be viable option given his promoter Joe DeGuardia ‘s neutral position in the ongoing network cold war. Although a bout of this magnitude might be a premature discussion, we asked Algieri for his thoughts on facing Mayweather, who had this to say about facing the reigning pound for pound king:

“I gotta keep winning big fights, I gotta get big fights and I gotta keep performing and just keep going… I mean I think (fighting Mayweather) is the goal for everyone… like you said, Floyd is the best of our generation, and like I said I don’t want to be the best, I want the opportunity to fight the best….I’m not trying to be Floyd Mayweather, but I wouldn’t mind fighting him.”

Asked if he hopes to be considered to face Mayweather in one of his three remaining bouts on his Showtime contract and are very likely the final three bouts of his career, Algieri did not hesitate.

“Absolutely, it’s got to be the only way to think at this point – I’m not looking to be here for 10 years anyway, so I want the big fights now, I want make these moves, the right moves, but I’m looking to nail down the biggest fights we can get and bang ‘em out – I’m a consummate fitness guy and I’m always in shape and always ready for the next fight, so I’m just gonna keep it all rolling.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DblLFThooK on 06-25-2014

Fight someone legit first. Don't understand the hype. Everyone has seen him fight once? But we have seen GGG fight many times I read often on this site about GGG being overrated...need to see a lot more from Algieri. No…

Comment by shadow-boxer on 06-25-2014

[B][QUOTE=LAPete;14695618]Algieri's career will not last with that attitude. You have to want to be the best to fight the best....and WIN! Period![/QUOTE][/B] He is just being realistic. He knew his capabilities. He could hype himself and think can be the…

Comment by LAPete on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=BoxShadow;14694797]Algieri says he doesn't want to be the best but he wants to fight the best..he did not show a convincing victory against provo but no doubt he's another a few good men, a humble and an educated guy...I salute…

Comment by LAPete on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=baronbyng;14693749]You're right, but don't even get me started on how I'd rather see Algieri against HayWeather that Son of Ruben Guerrero. Whom I'd like to see Algieri fight is Paulie.[/QUOTE] That would be a great fight for the hometown fans…

Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=dinero fan;14695466]Haha algieri in the same ring as Floyd! Algieri would have to face pedquiao and defeat him ([B]which he can[/B]) then he could possibly face Floyd.[/QUOTE] Don't be so delusional.

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