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Huntington’s Chris Algieri looking to complete his comeback with win over Danny Gonzalez

It wasn’t that long ago when Long Island’s rising star was mowing down competition left and right. On a 20-0 run to start his career, Chris Algieri became the WBO Junior Welterweight Champion. Now, after over a two-year resting period and a few fights under his belt, “The Fighting Collegian” is looking to prove he still has something to give in the ring.

Algieri (22-3) faces 29-year old Danny Gonzalez (17-1-1) inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater. He is another great grab for DAZN and Matchroom Boxing, who is looking to continue their reach in the U.S. market.

“This is a really an honor to be on this card with these great fighters in Madison Square Garden,” Algieri stated. “I’m back. Second fight in seven weeks. I feel good and feel comfortable and my passion is still there. I am the kind of guy who doesn’t pick who he fights. We make the fights, I go to training camp and I fight. This sport is too dangerous to not be committed. My heart is in it and I want to be world champion again. If you can’t make it out to MSG, download the DAZN app so you can watch this great card. Sorry Boo Boo (Andrade), but I am looking to steal the show.”

After winning the welterweight title, he immediately lost it to someone who is no slouch in Manny Pacquiao. Moving up in weight might have been his biggest mistake. He was knocked down six times during that fight. The competition only increased when he faced Amir Khan next. He lost both fights via unanimous decision. He bounced back with a win over Erick Bone but then lost his momentum once again when he was destroyed by Errol Spence Jr. via KO. It was not ideal for someone who was quickly becoming a phenomenon in the boxing world.

Taking time off after these fights, Algieri worked behind the scenes with several of boxing’s best. With a Master in clinical nutrition, Algieri honed his craft, treating Daniel Jacobs, among others. Once again, he had the itch. He returned to his roots at The Paramount in Huntingtin, where he became hungry once again. Algieri beat Angel Hernandez via unanimous decision, giving him his return ticket to Madison Square Garden.

Now, back to his normal weight class and with a different mindset on life, Algieri is ready to head back into the spotlight. After his fight against Gonzalez? He wants to take over, New World Order style.

“I see World title fights for me this year,” Algieri went on to say. “The key is being active. I want to fight every other month, so the focus is win on January 18, get another fight in March and just keep building.” 

You can catch Algieri v. Gonzalez on DAZN. Tickets are still available now at the MSG box office and

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