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article imageOp-Ed: Good looking Pacquiao foe Chris Algieri could end up in Hollywood

By Leo Reyes     Nov 19, 2014 in Entertainment
Win or lose, WBO light welterweight champ Chris Algieri could end up in Hollywood soon after sharing the spotlight with Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, Nov. 22 (Sunday in Macau) at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort & Casino.
Algieri shot to stardom right after his victory over former Pacquiao's sparring partner Ruslan Provodnikov in a classic show of resilience and courage after having been knocked out twice in the very first round of their fight last June.
Right after signing a contract with Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions to face Pacquiao on Nov. 22, Algieri made a buzz in sports and entertainment as a result of massive promotions launched by Bob Arum to promote the fight.
Algieri became an instant hit in Hollywood when popular entertainers converged in Las Vegas to help promote his upcoming fight against Pacquiao, who is equally popular in the entertainment circuits.
While training in Las Vegas, Algieri became an instant celebrity when he got the endorsement of popular Hollywood entertainers that include, Silvester Stallone, Eva Longoria and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Read more.
Since his encounter with popular sportsmen and entertainers, Algieri has become the subject of speculations that he would one day become a movie star.
And because of his good looks and great credentials, there is little doubt that he will grab the limelight right after the Pacquiao fight. It would be very hard for him to resist the glamour and financial rewards that Hollywood offers.
Algieri's has a great credential both in the academic field and in sports where he dabbled while pusuing his college education.
Algieri has a bachelor's degree in health care science from Stony Brook University and a master’s from the New York Institute of Technology.
Not content with his enviable academic credentials, Algieri aims to become a doctor someday to align his background in sports to his desired specialty in the medical profession.
Gerry Penalosa, a former Filipino world boxing titlist, said that Algieri's good looks may not be suited for boxing but he would do better as an actor.
"He seems not suited for boxing," Penalosa told SpinPh, referring to Algieri's height and good looks.
After completing the usual press tour that follows after the initial kickoff ceremonies for the fight, Algieri has become a celebrity of sorts, making it to the sports and entertainment headlines.
Win or lose, Algieri is destined to become a Hollywood fixture after Saturday's showdown with Pacquiao.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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