Chris Algieri: I dont walk around much higher than my ring weight. I stay very lean between fights and in fact I eat the same after fights as i do in camp- I just eat less when I dont have a fight scheduled. I am a professional athlete and my sport has no off season.
ABFITT: You remind me of Paul Spadafora skill wise. You are currently ranked 21st in the USA and Paul is I think 17th. Style's make fights and I think that fight would be a chess match. Your thoughts? (ABFITT playing match maker).....
Chris Algieri: Spadafora is a hell of a technician and I appreciate the comparison. I like technical boxing and when you have two guys in a ring thinking, boxing is a beautiful thing. I feel i am a lot more physical than spadafora and my athleticism and conditioning will
Give anyone in the division a problem.
ABFITT: Chris with the tremendous popularity of MMA and your kick boxing background did you give going that direction any thought?
Chris Algieri: No. Never seriously considered it actually. Its not a sport I grew up
Watching with aspirations of competing in. Boxing is where my heart is at and where my passion lies. I cant do a dangerous sport like kickboxing, boxing , or MMA without passion. I do miss wrestling (I was All NY State in HS) and would like to get involved again after boxing.
ABFITT: So whats next for Chris Algirei? Can you give us some insight into what direction you would like to see your boxing career move in.
Chris Algieri: I want to keep moving, keep learning and keep building. I need more TV dates and keep putting on impressive performances. I am getting better every fight and think in the next year to 18 months a title is in my future.
ABFITT: Best boxing memory thus far in your career? Best sparring session?
Chris Algieri: Best memory is when hall of famer Mike "The Body Snatcher" McCallum called me a "bad man" after a sparring session in Tocco's gym in vegas ( http://www.jtboxing.com/ ) a few years ago. I was star struck when he came up to me. That was so cool.
As for sparring sessions I cant decide on one particular session but have worked with some real studs like Marcos Maidana, Saul Alvarez, Brandon Rios, Ajose Olusegun, Luis Collazo, Vivian Harris, to name a few.
ABFITT: Chris thanks for taking the time to chat with ABFITT, anything you would like to add?
Chris Algeiri: Thank you! And to all the fans check out my facebook Twitter and of course, chrisalgieri.com for more info and for upcoming fights! Be sure to make a stop at MyCompetitiveLife.com as well- soon to be your premier source for health, fitness and human performance information on the web!
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