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Well, it was a fight that both men really needed, and Chris Algieri (21-2, 8 KOs) scored the unanimous decision victory.
As part of Showtime Extreme’s undercard coverage of Jacobs-Quillin, Algieri took on a tough Erick Bone (16-3, 8 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Algieri, 31, fought more aggressively than before, which was due to the teachings of his new trainer John David Jackson.
The native of Huntington, New York first joined forces with Jackson as he prepared for his fight against Amir Khan back in May.
As he did in his fight with Khan, Algieri came forward with a high guard and a high number of shots.
Bone, however, wasn’t overwhelmed, and the 26-year-old native of Ecuador countered many of Algieri’s shots with left and right hands.
However, Algieri seemed to land more in exchanges, and when both men fought at a distance, Algieri managed to land the harder shots.
In the later rounds, Algieri began landing more and more, and even scored a knockdown in Round 8, though it was actually a kind of push.
nevertheless, Algieri solidified his win with more hard shots on the inside in Rounds 9 and 10.
Algieri won with scores of 97-92, 97-92 and 95-94.
— RoundByRoundBoxing (@RBRBoxing) December 6, 2015
Also on the Showtime undercard was Marcus Browne (17-0, 13 KOs), who scored a fourth-round knockout win against Francisco Sierra (27-10-1, 24 KOs).
Browne worked the body early and even caused a cut above Sierra’s left eye.
Browne continued landing hard shots until the referee, after the doctor had seen that Sierra’s eye was swelling too much, called a stop to the fight.