Boxing: Former World Champion Chris Algieri to Return Dec. 5 in Brooklyn

By Mike Sloan Oct 28, 2015

Former WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri will return to action on Dec. 5 against Erick Bone.

The match will be among the featured undercard battles supporting the world middleweight championship between Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin, which will be held inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and televised live on Showtime.

Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) made waves when he survived a two-knockdown opening round against Ruslan Provodnikov to rally back and win a split decision to capture his lone world title. He rode that fame into a huge duel with Manny Pacquiao, but he was felled six times en route to a lopsided, unanimous loss.

The Long Island native last fought on May 29, when he dropped a competitive unanimous decision to Amir Khan.

In Bone, Algieri will be taking on a solid Ecuadoran who last fought in March when he was knocked out by former world champ Shawn Porter in the fifth. Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) has no wins over any high level opponents but he has captured a few regional titles along the way.


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