Both Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will be prepared for what they believe will be their biggest challenges to date and their training blogs reflect their statements.
Manny Pacquiao is already is below the 144-pound catchweight for his Nov. 22 fight with Chris Algieri, says Freddie Roach. Algeiri’s and Roach’s press release comments top a Lem Satterfield notebook that includes items on the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard and HBO’s next episode of “Fight Game.”
When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring with Chris Algieri on Nov. 22, five years will have passed since the last time the Filipino hero scored a knockout. Freddie Roach says that KO slump will end against Algieri. Pacquiao says wait and see.
Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao is getting his best sparring in years with Viktor Postol and Mike Jones, a 140-pound contender and a former welterweight title challenger some would argue have better credentials than Pacquiao’s Nov. 22 opponent Chris Algieri.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, the seeds have been sown for a potential featherweight title unification bout between Vasyl Lomachenko and the winner of Nonito Donaire-Nicholas Walters.
Fighting southpaws isn’t a new thing for Chris Algieri, who sees his experience against left-handers as an advantage when he faces Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 22.
While many fans and pundits are concerned that Chris Algieri might not have what it takes to beat Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 22, the confident Algieri assures otherwise.
Manny Pacquiao will face Chris Algieri at a catchweight of 144 pounds to test out how he feels at a lighter weight, with his next fight to be at junior welterweight, says head trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao had one of his first sparring sessions for the Nov. 22 fight on Monday.
Top Rank’s Bob Arum is stating the obvious: he believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is the logical fight to be made.
Junior welterweight Jessie Vargas has his eye on a match-up with WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao in the future. Vargas will get his third straight crack at a left-hander on Nov. 22 in Macao, China.
Since joining Robert Garcia’s stable of fighters in Oxnard, California, in 2012, Marcos Maidana’s career has been reinvigorated. Garcia has fine-tuned the Argentine slugger’s style just enough to make him a threat against elite boxers – including Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Although three-division titleholder Adrien Broner called out THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse after defeating Emmanuel Taylor on Saturday, Broner’s trainer, Mike Stafford, would rather his top fighter go for a 140-pound title first.
Emmanuel Taylor knows he’s the underdog going into his Showtime-televised bout against Adrien Broner at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday but the 23-year-old junior welterweight says he’s prepared to expose the odds favorite’s limitations and pull the upset.
Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri hit New York on Thursday with only one day left to go on their 27,000-mile promotional tour. It’s been exhausting for both, but while Pacquiao is somewhat used to the drill, Algieri says the experience has been an education in many ways.
Watch highlights from the respectful, fun and uncommonly friendly Los Angeles leg of the global 12-day Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri media tour. Pacquiao, Algieri, and their trainers had their say about the Nov. 22 welterweight showdown in Macau, China.