By Andrew Wroblewski
Former world champion boxer Chris Algieri, formerly of Greenlawn, will get back into the ring at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Dec. 5.
Algieri, who last fought when he fell to Amir Khan at the Barclays Center on May 5, will face off in a 10-round welterweight showdown against Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs), of Ecuador.
“I am very excited to return to Barclays Center, where I have had some of my best showings,” Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs), a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School, said in a statement. “On Dec. 5, I am looking forward to having my best performance yet.”
For the 31-yea-old Algieri, the fight will serve as a potential bounce-back from two straight losses. Prior to Khan, Algieri lost to Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23, 2014.
Before that, Algieri was on top of the world after beating after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the WBO World Super Lightweight title at the Barclays Center on June 14, 2014.
Bone, however, will look to further stifle an Algieri comeback.
“This is a huge fight for me,” Bone, 26, who most recently fell to Shawn Porter on March 13, said in a statement. “I know Algieri well and I know that he is going to bring it. I am fighting a great fighter and after my performance on Dec. 5, the world will know my name.”
The fight is part of an undercard that supports a Showtime Championship Boxing event headlined by a title fight between middleweight world champion Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) and former world champion Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs). WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar (27-1, 21 KOs) will also face contender Jonathan Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs).
Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or barclayscenter.com, or at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. The fight will be broadcast on Showtime.