Chris Algieri vs Danny Gonzalez Preview Jan. 18th
Former WBO Super Lightweight Champion Chris Algieri will be taking on fellow American Daniel Gonzalez in a 10-round welterweight bout at the Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fans in North America can catch the action live on DAZN and those in the UK can see it on Sky Sports. Algieri returned to the ring after a 2.5-year layoff in November when he beat Angel Hernandez by a 10-round unanimous decision. Gonzalez last fought in September when he downed John Hernandez by a 10-round majority decision.
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Algieri vs Gonzalez Betting Odds
- Daniel Gonzalez +1105
- Chris Algieri -1730
The 34-year-old Algieri earned the WBO Super Lightweight crown back in June of 2014 when he beat Ruslan Provodnikov by a split decision. He enters this bout with a record of 22-3 with 8 Kos. He has plenty of experience against elite boxers as he lost a controversial unanimous decision to England’s Amir Khan in May, 2015 and was beaten by Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision a fight earlier in November, 2014. His last loss was a fifth-round stoppage at the hands of Errol Spence Jr.
Algieri, who’s lost three of his last five bouts has also recorded wins over Mike Arnaoutis, Erick Bone, Curtis Smith and Emanuel Taylor. Algieri hails from Huntington, New York and is a former kickboxer who has pretty good boxing skills. However, his chin is somewhat on the questionable side, especially since Pacquiao dropped him five times in their bout. In addition, he doesn’t have much in the way of power, but still has enough snap in his punches to drop an opponent. What Algieri does possess a lot of is heart and determination as he always bounces back to his feet from a knockdown.
He stands 5-feet-10-inches tall and has a wingspan of 72 inches. His current knockout ratio is just 32 per cent and he’s boxed 171 rounds since turning pro in 2008. As for Gonzalez, he’s 28 years old and comes from Woodhaven, New York, making this a home state clash for both boxers. He turned pro in 2012 and has 93 rounds of experience under his belt since then. He enters the contest with a record of 17-1-1 with 7 Kos. Unfortunately, there’s no information on his height and reach.
Gonzalez is a light-hitting boxer too with a current knockout ratio of 37 per cent. His lone loss came to Danny O’Connor by third-round TKO in November of 2017 and his draw was a four-round majority decision with Ray Velez in February of 2014. It’s hard to find a recognizable name on Gonzalez’s list of opponents, so he’s definitely stepping up in class on Friday against Algieri.
Algieri is a skilled boxer who doesn’t have much in the way of power, but has enough to perhaps stop somebody the level of Gonzalez. The same could be said about Gonzalez. They both have questionable chins, but Algieri certainly possesses the better boxing skills. Fans should look for Algieri to record his second straight comeback victory.
I’ll go with Algieri’s boxing skills here.
Play: Algieri -1730 @ BetOnline.ag
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