Algieri Wants To Get Back in the Ring Quickly

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You noted the degree of sureness he had in himself before the Pacquiao scrap. What, you thought Chris Algieri was rendered into a shuffling shell of himself because one of the five best boxers on the planet heat him in Macau on Nov. 22?

Nah, the Long Islander, while humbled with the knowledge that he came up short, and has holes to fill in his game, is not in any kind of a crisis or woe is me mode.

I chatted with the Huntington Heartthrob on Wednesday, shortly before he was headed to the gym, to get some work in boxing with coach Keith Trimble.

Yep, no med school plans on the fast track, Algieri told me he's gunning to make 2015 a kick-ass year, and that he's motivated as hell to show people that he's a better brand, a much better brand, of boxer than he showed on Nov. 22.

There will be a Florida vacation next week, and he's been busy and will be busy scooping up awards, like the Ring 8 (NY) Fighter of the Year award on Sunday.

But let's not pretend that he doesn't still feel a sting, or that his psyche is completely immune from the pain, not physical, but to the pride, after being knocked down a bunch of times by The Congressman.

“It was my first loss, I am upset, no one if going to be happy after that,” he told me. “I didn't get to show what I'm known for, my true abilities. But I went into a positive mode pretty much right away, seeing it as a learning experience.”

So he didn't run out and get a Zoloft scrip then.. I wouldn't have thought so….

I did wonder, what went off the rails and why? He said it was a combo, of poor gameplan, of Manny's style, of maybe a bit too much concentration on promotion, instead of training and resting. But, he made sure to note, most of all, it was Pacman. Manny is the man, he said, and that's the main reason for the L.

“I'm not one for excuses,” Algieri said. “Manny Pacquiao is a great fighter! For me, it was a whole new experience, and I'm smarter now.”

Funny how that is, wisdom is often handed to you in a package that involves bruising…

Algieri said the camp went well, and the next time–and he says there will be another BIG stage opp–he will have been there before, and know how to better handle the whole magilla.

“You can't learn how to handle it till you've been there, and done it,” he stated.

So, will coach Tim Lane and the rest of the crew be there with him in the next rumble, and beyond? Would he replace Lane, or add another body to the squad?

“I'm not gonna drop anyone,” he said. “We're a team, but is it possible, if I find the right guy, to add someone? Adding to the team is logical if I find the right fit.”

Algieri's big bro asked if he wanted to watch the loss on the TV, and he said what the heck, let's fire it up. Actually, he said, “What the eff, put it on!” That was the Tuesday night after the Saturday tussle. “The three things I am known for, the jab, combos, and adjusting to the other guy, I didn't do,” he said. “It was aggravating to watch, because I didn't look like myself!”

Algieri said he didn't want to delve into what he heard in his corner as he watched, figuring that so much has been written and said about that already. There was, I told him, arguably excessive optimism displayed that many people thought was counter productive. He said there will be continuing conversations in the near future on all that stuff, and he will, yes, consider some tweaks so the corner works on four cylinders. “At the end of the day, it's my career, and I'm in control,” he said. “It's up to me.”

Algieri wants to be back in a ring soon, “very early” in 2015, because he is “very dissatisfied with my last fight, and I want to wash that off myself! I want to get right back in there and show who I am. I'm super hungry! I'm not looking to cash out. I'm looking to make a real run, and stay here awhile!”

He could fight at 147, or 140, he said, and he says he has graduated out of The Paramount, the intimate building in Huntington.

“We need a bigger venue, that's too small,” he said. “Tune in,” he requests fight fans. “Algieri will be back big in 2015!”

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-Radam G :

He will be back in the ring quickly. Have not you guys been hearing that da Bobfather is planning to match C-Al with T-Craw next? This will be a good, big money scrap for both pugs. Holla!


-Skibbz :

I won't watch the "Chris Algieri Show" again in my life. After 1 round against Ruslan he was running for the hills. After 1 minute against Pacman he had his ear muffs on and was doing the Algieri shuffle trying to get away from the "uncaged" beast in Pacquiao but there was no getting away. He is terrible to watch, with his timid style and possibly some of the worst footwork i've seen at championship level boxing in all my life. He is so inexperienced that it's clear he doesn't know the ropes inside the ring and for me, if you haven't got the skill you better at least have the punch. Algieri doesn't and I simply won't waste my precious time watching him run away. Bring him to England, let him face some of our prospects and then we can re-evaluate him. For now, he isn't worth the bother for fan or fighter.


-Froggy :

You pretty much said it, Skibbz !


-Carmine Cas :

I agree with the Commish's sentiments, hire a new trainer! Learn how to punch and step into the jab!


-brownsugar :

I won't watch the "Chris Algieri Show" again in my life. After 1 round against Ruslan he was running for the hills. After 1 minute against Pacman he had his ear muffs on and was doing the Algieri shuffle trying to get away from the "uncaged" beast in Pacquiao but there was no getting away. He is terrible to watch, with his timid style and possibly some of the worst footwork i've seen at championship level boxing in all my life. He is so inexperienced that it's clear he doesn't know the ropes inside the ring and for me, if you haven't got the skill you better at least have the punch. Algieri doesn't and I simply won't waste my precious time watching him run away. Bring him to England, let him face some of our prospects and then we can re-evaluate him. For now, he isn't worth the bother for fan or fighter.
I'd rather watch Richard Abril


-Radam G :

Hehehehe! All you readermates are straight-up cold-blooded. I rather watch the cartoon where the coyote cannot ever catch the roadrunner. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

I'll rather watch Tim Lane's instructions and speeches in the corner than watch Chris Al Fight...


-deepwater2 :


->http://youtu.be/drtNxIyn0vk Did Radam post this already.


-Radam G :


->http://youtu.be/drtNxIyn0vk Did Radam post this already.
Na-na-na! You beat me to it. Tim Lane is insane in the membrane. Hehehe! But, he is aiming to get paid. I ain't hatin!' Holla!


-the Roast :

I want to have my best day everyday.


-deepwater2 :

I want to have my best day everyday.
Then you should buy the stone and oil


-the Roast :

I need to get that stone and oil.


-Skibbz :


->http://youtu.be/drtNxIyn0vk Did Radam post this already.
What a find... What were those noises Tim was making?


-Radam G :

What a find... What were those noises Tim was making?
Lot of noises of a clown laughing about how many fools that he fools. Holla!


-Skibbz :

Lot noises of a clown laughing about how many fools that he fools. Holla!
Bet it's olive oil in those little bottles..


-Radam G :

Tim Lane is an organic-food oil mixers. The friendly spies that we had in Team C-Al camp have revealed Tim Lane being fond of mixing together avocado oil, grape seed oil and olive oil. In the pug world nowadays, TL is known as the stone worshiper and health oil mixer. The infamous Panama Lewis is/was known as the water mixer. Holla at what he said was in that bottle that he gave Aaron "Hawk Time" Pryor.
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9FkHaOGOTk. Holla!


-Froggy :

What did Panama Lewis say was in Pryer's bottle ? Water mixed with Perrier water and ice ! Millions of people might believe that, I am not one of them ! That doesn't even sound illegal to me, and if it wasn't, why have two bottles ? Arguello hit Pryer so hard it looked like the back of his head bounced off his back and it didn't faze him, cold Perrier water does that ?


-Radam G :

What did Panama Lewis say was in Pryer's bottle ? Water mixed with Perrier water and ice ! Millions of people might believe that, I am not one of them ! That doesn't even sound illegal to me, and if it wasn't, why have two bottles ? Arguello hit Pryer so hard it looked like the back of his head bounced off his back and it didn't faze him, cold Perrier water does that ?
Hawk Time ate that punch. He was on nothing, but skills to pay da bills, determination and serious kick arse. Drugs working in boxing is a big MYTH. "Dat syet," as Pops Joy May calls it, doesn't work. THERE HAS ALWAYS been more than one bottle in the corner. Even nowadays, there is plain water and other waters -- most of the time yellow or orange-colored Gatorade. Holla at what Iron Mike says about about dat syet:
->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF-sxSipAMs. I REPEAT! Panama was and does mix water with water. And that is old skool in da game. Late, great pugs who did it. Jim Jeffries hollered at mixing lemon water with ice water. Pancho Villa hollered at mixing coconut water with mango water. Bob FitzSimmon hollered at mixing Jesus Juice Water with lemon water and almond water. Archie "Old Mongoose" Moore hollered at coconut water mixed with watermelon juice and black cherry juice. And Jack Dempsey hollered at a bit of lemon juice and beer. And, lastly "Two Ton" Tony Galeto hollered a lot of beer and wine. The game is da game. And the loser always found an alibi to blame. Arguello has blamed the bottle and the gloves. But on both fight nights, he just got a mano-i-mano arse thrashing. And it was by legit tricks of the trade and mad skills. Holla, HOLLA.


-Froggy :

I am not convinced they needed a second bottle ! Straight water was the only thing allowed at the time, I am pretty sure, whether that is true or not I don't really care ! If they have a mixture they prefer why the hell would there be an unmixed bottle ?


-Skibbz :

They dropped the stuff you find in aesthma pumps into the bottle, and it supposedly opens up your lungs after you start to tire rejuvenating you. That's what I heard anyway..


-Froggy :

They dropped the stuff you find in aesthma pumps into the bottle, and it supposedly opens up your lungs after you start to tire rejuvenating you. That's what I heard anyway..
Thanks for the info Skibbz, I bet that is not legal ! I agree with anyone who says steroids don't help boxers, but there sure must be some illegal things that do help them ! Panama Lewis was full of syet when he said what was in that bottle !


-Radam G :

I am not convinced they needed a second bottle ! Straight water was the only thing allowed at the time, I am pretty sure, whether that is true or not I don't really care ! If they have a mixture they prefer why the hell would there be an unmixed bottle ?
Nope! You are wrong. Straight water came in later -- around the mid 1980 in most area of boxing, but not all. In the time that you are talking about, some NASA space drink known as Tang was popularly used in the corners of most pugs. Water is just the way the sweet science game goes. After all, humans at birth are 78-percent water. And a full grown pug is 60-percent water. I guess why there are still plain water and other type of waters is that the human anatomy is a sophisticated, well-put-together doer that cannot live by bread alone. In other words, ev'ybodee and dey know, or should know that a machine needs variety to go to work and stay working longer. Holla!


-Radam G :

They dropped the stuff you find in aesthma pumps into the bottle, and it supposedly opens up your lungs after you start to tire rejuvenating you. That's what I heard anyway..
Don't believe that one. First, it is a type of steroids that are used in asthmatic medicine. And second, that is a lied that a film producer -- Eric Darth -- told Luis Resto to say that Panama Lewis gave him. Trust me! Nobody is lifting chemical out of asthma pumps and also giving pugs crushed-up asthma pills. Holla!


-amayseng :

What a funny thread by everyone.... Where can I get my necklace?!


-Radam G :

Most of the miracle water bottle nonsense is just to pile on and to hate Panama Lewis. The most notorious bottles are not even spoken about nowadays. And I see that the "Little black bottle" tale of the GOAT Ali-Leon "Deon" Spinks Bout I has disappear from YouTube, Daily Motions and World Star. I wonder WHY? I guess that was a too-far-fetched-ridiculous one. And I also know what trick of the trade drink was in that bottle. These myths about miracle drugs giving superman power to won are comic view. Hehehe! Funny to da maximum. Holla!


-Froggy :

Radam G. from what I have been reading on this forum, apple cider vinegar, beetroot juice and any concoction from the Phillipines gives boxers an unfair advantage ! They probably are far better than steroids and so far still legal !


-Radam G :

Radam G. from what I have been reading on this forum, apple cider vinegar, beetroot juice and any concoction from the Phillipines gives boxers an unfair advantage ! They probably are far better than steroids and so far still legal !
Ditto dat for legality. But any food and/or medicine that have roids and deemed illegal PEDs in them, you have to get approval for using them. This is how so many of the pugs of Mayweather stable get away with using dat syet. They get an excuse from dirty doctors. Money May, himself has recently gotten a "roids treatment" for a low T condition. YEA! RIGHT! Holla!


-deepwater2 :

I want Chris A vs broner . Lets see what happens . If I had Facebook or twitter I would start an social media campaign. It can be on lil Floyd's undercard. The press conferences would be interesting.


-The Commish :

I want Chris A vs broner . Lets see what happens . If I had Facebook or twitter I would start an social media campaign. It can be on lil Floyd's undercard. The press conferences would be interesting.
I'd love to see Algieri in there with Broner, but not before Chris adds someone else to his camp and works with him for a few months. I know he can be taught how to deliver his shots with more power, but will he connect with the trainer who can bring that out of him? I know he's talking to a few guys now. You should be hearing about that addition within the next two months. For most of you, I realize that means nothing. I guess we'll just have to wait and see who Chris Algieri adds to his team, what he learns from the guy and will he be able to apply the new knowledge in his next fight, whoever that may be against? I really wonder what decision my homeboy is going to make next? -Randy G.


-Skibbz :

You're not sounding too confident commish that he will change his team, further sign of his arrogance and ego? Even Manny's 12 round beating couldn't bring him down to earth!


-thegreyman :

I want Chris A vs broner . Lets see what happens . If I had Facebook or twitter I would start an social media campaign. It can be on lil Floyd's undercard. The press conferences would be interesting.
Their two huge heads wouldn't fit in the ring together...


-deepwater2 :

Broner was spotted at the MGM last night. The guy looks like he is 200 lbs+. I don't see Broner being at the top of the division much longer.