ALGIERI MOVES FORWARD WITH WIN OVER ARNAOUTIS
Chris Algieri W10 Mike Arnaoutis ... Chris Algieri bloodied the more experienced "Mighty Mike" Arnaoutis with a cut over the right eye in the eighth round and went on to win a ten-round decision in Huntington, New York opver the weekend. Now 17-0 with 7 KOs, the junior welterweight Algieri never looked back after getting stunned by a hard left in the second. Algieri used a combination of skill and superior legs to wear down the heavy-hitting Arnaoutis (24-9-2). "Chris Algieri's boxing expertise came through on every level as he proved once again that he is on the road to a world title shot," said promoter Joe DeGuardia at ringside. "It was a great ten-round action fight before an enthusiastic crowd that witnessed a great battle of skill and will."
Algieri excited his hometown crowd with combinations that left Arnaoutis on the ropes at the sixth round bell. He came out swinging in the seventh with a pace the southpaw could not answer. "My hat's off to Arnaoutis, who was in great shape and certainly came to fight," Algieri said. "I'm awed by the great competition and will keep moving ahead toward my world title goal."
"Chris Algieri is up and coming no matter who's in front of him and he keeps progressing and developing," said DeGuardia. "Tonight, he certainly passed his biggest test so far."
On the same show, lightweight Alan Gotay added a sixth win to his undefeated record with a decisive six-round unanimous decision over Michael Doyle (1-3). Another Huntington favorite, Gotay's constant motion proved no match for the stationary Doyle.
Hicksville's Anthony Karperis fell to 4-2 when his fight with Jonathan Cuba (7-5-1) was stopped in the fifth. Cuba was lining up his shots and teeing off against Karperis when the referee stepped in.
In Vincenzo D'Angelo pro debut, the super middleweight won a unanimous decision over Michael Mitchell (1-2-1).
Wendy "The Haitian Hurricane" Toussaint of Huntington also won a unanimous decision vs. On'rey Towns (0-2) in her first professional bout.
source for all results: star boxing