I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the name Chris Algieri I thought he was going to be a scalp to improve Ruslan Provodnikov’s record and boy was I wrong. After being knocked down not once but twice in the first round of his first crack at a world title he picked himself up, bit down on his gum-shield and announced himself to the boxing world as a tough, determined and very skillful fighter as he gave Provodnikov a boxing lesson over the next 11 rounds. So I found my self asking, “Who is Chris Algieri?”.
Every boxing fan in the UK knows the chant. “There’s only 1 Ricky Hatton!”
I’m not about to question it really, more ask the question can anyone else from the current crop of British fighters go on to fill his boots and gain the following that the Hitman once had. Continue reading →