Banner Promotions, the Philadelphia outfit that handles 30-year-old WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, has posted a fun summary of the boxer’s recent international media tour.
Following the 12-day, 27,273-mile whirlwind, Algieri – a graduate of Stony Brook University and the New York Institute of Technology – kept right on going:
“We officially completed the media tour Friday afternoon [September 5], and immediately following our last interview I headed straight to some additional business meetings I had scheduled for myself and my team,” said Algieri. “On Saturday, I was a Grand Marshall at the Fifth Annual Huntington Awareness Day parade, and then on Sunday morning I did a five-mile run to help shake off the jet lag. Monday I was back at the boxing gym. If you let it, a tour like that can take a lot out of you, but I made sure I was getting my work in and training in some aspect every day with my head trainer Tim Lane, so when I got back I would be ready to go.”