Chris Algieri ("The Pride of Huntington") returns to action on Friday, February 14 challenging world ranked Baltimore native Emanuel "The Tranzformer" Taylor in the 10 round light welterweight main event live at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Joe DeGuardia, President and Founder of Star Boxing announced that tickets go on sale this Friday 10:00 am. The main event will also be broadcast live on ESPN2
"This is an excellent nationally televised matchup of young, hungry junior welterweights with a lot to gain" said DeGuardia. "Chris has made The Paramount his home with his electrifying hometown performances. This will be his eighth fight in the venue, all wins and all sellouts. I strongly encourage fans to purchase tickets in advance to ensure entry on fight night."
"Emanuel had two terrific knockout wins earlier this year; over Raymond Serrano at The Paramount and also over top contender Victor Cayo both of which were nationally telecast."
" These are two of the very best junior welterweights in boxing with almost identical records and we’re thrilled that ESPN will broadcast the fight," continued DeGuardia. "It’s a perfect compliment to our acclaimed "Rockin Fights" series which has sold out each of its previous eleven events."
"This is just the kind of fight I’ve wanted, against another top prospect with national exposure," said Algieri. "I was at Taylor’s win over Raymond Serrano last January and I’m very aware of how tough he is."
"There’s already a great buzz about this fight and The Paramount as always will be packed and full of great boxing fans."
Emanuel Taylor,17-1-(12), was also excited about the fight. "I’m ready to continue my path to a world title," said the confident Taylor. "Chris Algieri is a very good fighter but I plan on showing the ESPN audience why I’m the best junior welterweight in the boxing."
Taylor is currently world ranked #4 by the International Boxing Federation.
January 8, 2014