Rising boxing star and told the press he'd look to end every fight inside the distance before Saturday's Star Boxing Card at the .
Algieri looked for the knockout early, and found a durable opponent in Atlanta's Curtis Smith (10-5, 5 KO), who had never been stopped.
After four lively rounds, Algieri took control of the action, and the fight's pace, and began to operate like a surgeon, outworking Smith to a unanimous decision victory after 8 rounds. Judges Robin Taylor and Ron Mcnair scored the bout 80-72 for Algieri, and Judge John Mckaie scored the bout 78-74 for the Huntingtonian.
Algieri said after the bout that he expects to be back in the ring in March, possibly again at the Paramount.