According to a press release from Showtime, Chris Algieri (20-2, 8 KOs) will be taking on Erick Bone (16-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on the Jacobs-Quillin undercard on December 5th at the Barclays Center.
"I am very excited to return to Barclays Center, where I have had some of my best showings," said Algieri. "On Dec. 5, I am looking forward to having my best performance yet."
Chris Algieri has come from relative obscurity to making national television since upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov in June 2014. Since then he's lost two straight fights, a one-sided beat down from the hands of Manny Pacquiao and then dropping a decision to Amir Khan this past May.
Erick Bone, a fringe contender, will be making his first appearance in the ring since getting knocked out by Shawn Porter in March, but is still hoping to make a name for himself in this showing.
"This is a huge fight for me," said Bone. "I know Algieri well and I know that he is going to bring it. I am fighting a great fighter and after my performance on Dec. 5, the world will know my name."
I suppose Bone doesn't have to worry too much about getting sparked by Algieri, who isn't much of a puncher, but he'll still need to be on top of his game if he wants to earn a win in this fight.