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Algieri Q&A: 'Boxing is my passion'

Originally Published: June 11, 2014
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- As an unbeaten junior welterweight contender, Chris Algieri has made a name for himself as a slick boxer who has been able to sidestep the aggressive advances of his opponents.

But Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) will likely find himself in his toughest test to date Saturday when he challenges for Ruslan Provodnikov's 140-pound title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (HBO, 10 p.m. ET).

The native of Huntington in nearby Long Island, Algieri ...

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