Chris Algieri believes his welterweight bout with the unbeaten Conor Benn could well end up being a Fight of the Year contender when they collide in Liverpool this evening.
Former world champion Algieri says his experience and skillset against Conor Benn’s youth and aggression could make for the perfect storm.
“I’m excited for fight night, it’s going to be electric, I think we have the opportunity to put on a fantastic fight,” Algieri said. “You [Eddie Hearn] mentioned Lopez vs. Kambosos as potential fight of the year, I think this fight will potentially be a rival to that in terms of a style match-up and what I bring to the table. I think this is going to be a fantastic fight and everybody should tune in.
“I’ve been around this game a long time and I’ve been in with the elite of the elite, I’ve been on both sides of the table. At the end of the day, skills pay the bills and experience kills, so we’re coming in here with our experience, our skills, and we’re going to utilise that plan to find a victory.
“I’m in fantastic shape, fight week is a lot longer when you don’t have to worry about the weight. I’m just raring to go, I just can’t wait for fight night, I still feel like it’s far away. The weight has been a bit of a blessing.”