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Weights: Algieri 145.8, Bone 148.8

By Eric Thomas: Former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) weighed in at 145.8lbs for his Showtime Extreme fight against Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in their 10 round fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Bone weighed in at 148.8lbs.

By Eric Thomas: Former WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) weighed in at 145.8lbs for his Showtime Extreme fight against Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in their 10 round fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Bone weighed in at 148.8lbs.

This is a fight that Algieri, 31, is supposed to win, but you just never know with him. He can’t punch his way out if a wet paper bag, so he’s going to be vulnerable against pretty much anyone he faces, even a mediocre guy like Bone.

Algieri needs to stop the hemorrhaging for his career because he’s lost his last two fights and he cannot afford to lose a third straight fight; not against a guy in Bone’s class.

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Algieri figures that this fight is just the start of him rebuilding his career to get him some other big title fight opportunities in the near future. We’ll see. I have a suspicion that he could lose to Bone tomorrow night, or at least look so bad that it’ll hurt his career much in the same way a loss would. Bone is the type of guys that can give Algieri problems and maybe even pull off an upset if he can get Algieri locked into a war. Algieri doesn’t have the punching power to win a lot of wars, and that’s the type of game that Bone likes.

At welterweight, I don’t think Algieri belongs in this weight class. He doesn’t have the punching power even for the 140lb division. I can understand why he moved up to welterweight, because the money is obviously better in this division than at light welterweight, but I don’t see him doing well in this weight class.

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Other weights on Saturday’s card

Daniel Jacobs 159.5 vs. Peter Quillin 159
Jesus Cuellar 125.25 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 125.25
(WBA regular featherweight title)
Marcus Browne 177.4 vs. Francisco Sierra 183

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