Algieri's Promoter Warns: How Will Spence React in Lion's Cage!

By Victor Salazar

New York, NY - Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia has promoted former world champion Chris Algieri from the ballrooms of Long Island to the biggest stages of boxing. His fighter returns on April 16th when he takes on unbeaten Errol Spence at the Barclays Center on prime time on NBC.

Algieri has been on pay-per-view, HBO main events, Spike TV, and now NBC. His promoter feels he deserves all the shots he gets.

“It’s a great opportunity and this is what it’s all about being in main events in prime slots and he's going to be in a primetime slot,” DeGuardia told  “We’re up against a good up and coming fighter. He’s very very skilled and has a tremendous pedigree.”

DeGuardia has seen improvement in Algieri under the tutelage of new trainer John David Jackson. It’s a combination of experience on both ends and a good mesh of teacher and student.

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“Jackson is refining a lot of his craft,” DeGuardia said. “Chris has learned a lot in his fights with the Manny Pacquiao’s, the Ruslan Provodnikov’s, and the Amir Khan’s. These are big fights with big name fighters. Now when you match that with John David Jackson with a proven fighter it’s a great combination.”

Though his fighter may not be favored, DeGuardia feels he has been in deeper waters. Come April 16th, he feels Algieri (21-2, 8KOs) will take Spence (19-0, 16KOs) into deep waters and he feels there are questions that need to be asked of Spence in those deep waters.

“Certainly, these are the kind of bouts that really can show in a fighter. Spence is a tremendous talent and now he has to step in the lion’s cage. Chris has been in the lion’s cage and you’ve seen how he’s reacted in the lion cage. Now we get to see how Spence reacts in the lion’s cage and that’s what makes it an intriguing fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FrankieClutch on 03-10-2016

So Algieri's back in the cage then?

Comment by theface07 on 03-10-2016

Algieri's camp has it all wrong. Spence may be going into the lion's cage but the lion was released and has been replaced by a gazelle. With that nutrition degree of his, Algieri may be king of the kitchen but…

Comment by Pozomuro on 03-10-2016

So "Popcorn Fisted" Algieri is now a lion?

Comment by Gary Coleman on 03-10-2016

So they're just going to put Spence in the cage with Algieri?

Comment by larryxxx.. on 03-10-2016

[QUOTE=titan m;16526513]No, apparently he's still caged they're just putting Spence in there with him.[/QUOTE] oh

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