Former and would-be opponents (in the case of Jessie Vargas) chime in on this weekend’s welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri.
Manny Pacquiao hosted the press for a light workout, then it was on to the Venetian Macao to meet the familiar mobs of admirers before Saturday’s matchup with Chris Algieri. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
The closer we get to fight night, the more confident Chris Algieri becomes. He faces WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Macau, China.
In preparation for his upcoming bout with Manny Pacquiao this weekend, Chris Algieri employed the services of Zab Judah, a southpaw, as a sparring partner.
Fans share their thoughts on Wladimir Klitschko’s surprisingly entertaining stoppage of Kubrat Pulev, what might be next for the heavyweight champ, who might have a prayer of beating him, as well as the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight, gatekeepers, and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Manny Pacquiao: “I weighed 138 when I knocked out Ricky Hatton, 142 when I stopped Oscar De La Hoya, and 144 when I scored a TKO of Miguel Cotto. Many people consider those fights some of my best, so why not go back down if that is where the bigger and better fights are going to be fought?”
Likely selling short the possibility of upcoming opponent Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever meeting in the ring, Chris Algieri insists he’s a more active fighter than “Money.”
Never one to mince words, Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. isn’t exactly in a big hurry to make a fight with Manny Pacquiao happen.
HBO has released another round of training blogs for the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri welterweight title bout in Macao, China on Nov. 22.
Preliminary talks have begun for a May 2 bout between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, according to Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya, who also speculated that it could provide the catalyst for Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao.
Further whetting the appetites of Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri’s fans, HBO has released more training blog entries prior to their Nov. 22 welterweight title bout.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get updates on prospect Jose Ramirez, heavyweight Malik Scott and ring announcer Michael Buffer.
Surging junior welterweight Jessie Vargas has a new force in his corner, four-division titlewinner Roy Jones Jr., and says he’s hyped for his Nov. 22 clash with Antonio DeMarco in Macau.
Should Amir Khan emerge with a win against Devon Alexander on Dec. 13 and earn a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr., his former trainer, Freddie Roach, believes the talented British star has a solid shot at beating the pound-for-pound king.
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.