LIVE: Chris Algieri vs Mikkel Lespierre FREE FITE TV Stream at 7 pm ET
Tonight, from the “World’s Most Famous Arena”, former WBO World Champion, CHRIS ALGIERI (24-3 9KO’s) will lace up the gloves and face off with fellow New Yorker, MIKKEL LESPIERRE (22-2-1 10KO’s) over 10-rounds at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
Both Algieri and LesPierre faced off for the first time at today’s weigh in, ahead of tomorrow nights fight. Algieri weighed in at a fit 142.8 lbs., while LesPierre weighed in at the 144 lb. limit. Catch the action starting at 7PM ET:
This all-New York battle takes place on the undercard of Michael Hunter vs Mike Wilson heavyweight bout, and will be aired on Triller Fight Club and FITE.TV. Algieri-LesPierre is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
Chris Algieri won the WBO Super Lightweight World Title in 2014 in a thrilling fight at the Barclays Center against RUSLAN PROVODNIKOV that saw Algieri come back after being downed twice in the first round, with one eye completely shut, to upset Provodnikov for the championship of the world. Algieri would go on to challenge legend MANNY PACQUAIO in Macao China, and then return to New York to face the likes of AMIR KHAN and ERROL SPENCE JR.
Algieri has fought and won his previous two bouts at The Hulu Theatre at MSG, first defeating Star Boxing stablemate and fellow New Yorker, DANNY “EL GALLO” GONZALEZ (on 1/18/19) by unanimous decision in a competitive bout on DAZN, followed by a dominating victory over British fan-favorite, TOMMY COYLE (on 6/1/19), as Coyle could not come off the stool for the 8th round. In the midst of campaigning for another world title at super lightweight, everything was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now, Algieri refocuses, preparing for another march to the top of the division.
Opposing Algieri, is Trinidad and Tabago born, Brooklyn raised southpaw, Mikkel LesPierre. LesPierre made a name for himself on the undercard of Star Boxing’s current WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion JOE SMITH JR. – DMITRY BIVOL main event, when he challenged MAURICE HOOKER for the WBO Super Lightweight World Title. While falling short, LesPierre earned the respect of fans everywhere, taking Hooker the full 12-rounds. During the day, LesPierre is a data specialist in the ENT department at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
This bout has major implications for both Algieri and LesPierre, as a victory over the other will bring the victorious fighter one step closer to another world title challenge. Tune in to Algieri-Lespierre LIVE at 7PM ET on FITE.TV
Michael Hunter, 217.2 vs. Mike Wilson, 224.2 – Ten Rounds
WBA Heavyweight World Title Eliminator
Chris Algieri, 142.8 vs. Mikkel LesPierre, 144 – Ten Rounds
Aaron Aponte, 139.8 vs. Gerardo Gonzalez, 138 — Four Rounds
Joe Ward, 175.2 vs. Troy Williams, 175.6 – Six Rounds
Eric Walker 147 vs. Ivan Golub, 146.2 – Ten Rounds
Vacant IBF – USBA Welterweight Title
Christina Cruz, 111.2 vs. Indeya Smith, 111.6 – Four Rounds
Matthew Tinker, 174.2 vs. Michael Rycraft, 173.2 – Four Rounds
Robert Sabbagh, 220.2 vs. Cleveland Billingsley III, 251.2 – Four Rounds
Nikoloz Sekhniashvili, 154.2 vs. Guido Schramm, 155 – Six Rounds
Doors Open — 4:00 p.m. ET
First Bell – 4:05 p.m. ET
LIVE Broadcast on FITE.TV and Triller.co – 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT
Following boxing, no later than 9:30 p.m. ET – Verzuz Rap Battle Starts Featuring DIPSET and THE LOX
Triller Fight Club launches their monthly TrillerVerz series on Tuesday, August 3 at Madison Square Garden. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, this will be an unprecedented series of spectacular combat sports and music at Madison Square Garden pairing world class professional boxing and an iconic, live Verzuz Rap Battle.
This event will be the first-ever Verzuz Rap Battle with a live audience. Founded during the pandemic, the Verzuz Rap Battle’s became a social phenomenon with millions of viewers watching from all over the world.
Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, remaining tickets for the full evening of entertainment may be purchased at MSG.com.
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