TOTOWA, NJ (January 31, 2013) "The Fighting Pride of Huntington, New York",undefeated junior welterweight prospect Chris Algieri, 15-0-0 (7KO's) will face the biggest fight of his career, challenging Jersey City, New Jersey's Jose "Mangu" Peralta, 10-1-0 (6KO's) in the televised co-main event of the acclaimed and nationally televised NBC Sports Network, FIGHT NIGHTcard on Saturday, FEBRUARY 23, LIVE from The Paramount in Huntington. The telecast will begin at 10:30PM ET
"We are very excited to bring NBC Sports Network to the boxing hotbed of Long Island, NY." said Joe Deguardia. He also spoke of the welterweight match up, "Chris Algieri is a very talented junior welterweight that has improved with each outing and Star Boxing is very proud that sports fans across the country will be able to see him fight against Jose Peralta, a very tough prospect from nearby Jersey City, New Jersey-it's like a throwback to the old cross-town fights. "
Peralta is thrilled about fighting on NBC Sports Network, "Fighting on NBC Sports Network is a great way for me to showcase my skills. I am grateful to Main Events for giving me this opportunity. I will not let my fans down."
For Algieri, he will be fighting in his hometown of Huntington, NY. "This is the national exposure I've wanted for my career. It's a great opportunity to be in the spotlight. I've see video of Jose Peralta and I know guys he's trained with. We're two hungry guys and it's a perfect fight for both of us."
About fighting at The Paramount, Algieri stated, "Although I've headlined four times at The Paramount in my hometown of Huntington, I don't see it as an advantage. When the bell rings its just us in the ring and I need to stick to my game plan. That said, the fan support I've always received has been terrific and is greatly appreciated."