ARUM LIKES ALGIERI FOR PACQUIAO 

It seems Chris Algieri’s chances to land a fight with Manny Pacquiao are getting stronger each day. With an offer already on the table for Algieri to face Pacquiao, Top Rank chief Bob Arum drummed up the American as a possible opponent for the Filipino icon when he returns to the ring this November.  The unbeaten Algieri (20-0, with 8 KOs), according to Arum, possesses an interesting personality that should be one of the elements for a great bout. “He's definitely an option because there's a great storyline. You know, a college kid who has a master’s degree, a superb boxer, speaks well,” the promoter explained in a boxingscene.com article by Keith Idec. Algieri shot to fame after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov last June 14 to annex the WBO light welterweight title. He made it clear that he wants the big fights now, and his handlers specifically mentioned Pacquiao as their preference. Interestingly, the New York-based fighter holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare science from Stony Brook University and a master’s from the New York Institute of Technology, things that not too many boxers can claim to have. * READ MORE...

(ALSO) Promoter: Algieri offered Pacquiao fight  

The promoters of Manny Pacquiao and rising star Chris Algieri are reportedly in serious talks to arrange a clash between the two fighters. In a report by ringtv.com’s Lem Satterfield, Algieri promoter Joe DeGuardia even confirmed that an offer has been made to his ward to face Pacquiao. “We have a Pacquiao offer on the table and we are negotiating that actually as we speak,” DeGuardia told Satterfield. Algieri is coming off the biggest win of his career when he upset Ruslan Provodnikov last June 14 to annex the WBO light welterweight title. The American picked himself up from two first-round knockdowns to score a split decision victory and position himself for a crack at Pacquiao. Algieri (20-0, with 8 KOs) now has a good chance of slugging it out with Pacquiao, who is scheduled to fight again this November in Macau. DeGuardia, for his part, is optimistic they can reach a deal soon. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Cone speaks up on Pacquiao's foray into PBA

For Grand Slam-winning coach Tim Cone, Manny Pacquiao's entry into the PBA signals "exciting times" for the league, but he also believes that it will be an eye-opener for people as to how difficult it is to both play and coach in the PBA. Pacquiao was recently officially named as the head coach of expansion team KIA Motors, and it was also announced by the team manager of KIA Motors that the boxer is set to join the upcoming Rookie Draft. Cone, fresh off winning a Grand Slam with the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, was asked about the upcoming season and the possibility of coaching against Pacquiao. "As for Manny, Coach Manny, player Manny, he's gonna add some excitement to the game," said Cone. "I just think that, you know, I think that people don't really know how good the NBA is. The NBA is really good. The coaching there, the playing there, it's really good. It is much better there than we can ever imagine," he added. "And I think for us here, I think people don't realize how good the PBA is, how good these players are, how good the coaching is, how much strategy goes on, how much discipline and effort goes on," he continued. Cone said Pacquiao's foray into the PBA will help people realize these things about the league. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao scores ahead of 1st KIA game in PBA

DOUBTERS and detractors indeed outnumber those who believe Manny Pacquiao can score impressively in the new PBA year which starts next October. That’s to be expected. Pacquiao, who’s all set to coach newcomer KIA Kamao in the PBA, can’t hold a candle to Tim Cone or Yeng Guiao when in comes to basketball. The eight-division world boxing titlist had indeed played his share of sandlot and pick-up basketball. But has he, for example, earned and logged enough know-how to merit handling a team in the pro league? *** Don’t ask Coach Pacquiao. No, he doesn’t say he’s out to revolutionize basketball hereabouts by wading in cold and bare into the exacting coaching battlefield. However, the man sounds solemnly sure he could, at least, make an impression. How? He’ll do it his way. He speaks about hard work, loads and loads, for his team. They all will have to train as hard as he does, and maybe more. *** Nothing so far on team philosophy. Of course, he has hinted KIA Kamao will be loading extensively on defense. * READ MORE...


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Arum likes Algieri for Pacquiao


Top Rank chief Bob Arum says a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will have a 'great storyline'. (File/Algieri photo from bloguin.com)

MANILA
, JULY 14, 2014 (PHILSTAR) By Dino Maragay - It seems Chris Algieri’s chances to land a fight with Manny Pacquiao are getting stronger each day.

With an offer already on the table for Algieri to face Pacquiao, Top Rank chief Bob Arum drummed up the American as a possible opponent for the Filipino icon when he returns to the ring this November.

The unbeaten Algieri (20-0, with 8 KOs), according to Arum, possesses an interesting personality that should be one of the elements for a great bout.

“He's definitely an option because there's a great storyline. You know, a college kid who has a master’s degree, a superb boxer, speaks well,” the promoter explained in a boxingscene.com article by Keith Idec.

Algieri shot to fame after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov last June 14 to annex the WBO light welterweight title. He made it clear that he wants the big fights now, and his handlers specifically mentioned Pacquiao as their preference.

Interestingly, the New York-based fighter holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare science from Stony Brook University and a master’s from the New York Institute of Technology, things that not too many boxers can claim to have.

Reports claim Algieri will be getting a career-high payday of at least $1 million against Pacquiao, who will either come down to 140 pounds or ask the American to climb to welterweight. Pacquiao, meanwhile, holds the WBO welterweight title, something that Algieri would want to add to his resume.

The good-looking Algieri, who is also a clinical nutritionist, likewise has a background in other martial arts such as Chinese karate (kenpo), wrestling and kickboxing.

All these, Arum said, make Algieri the ideal foe for Pacquiao.

“He has all the elements to make an interesting match for Manny Pacquiao both inside and outside the ring. So sure, we're considering it," Arum added.

Promoter: Algieri offered Pacquiao fight By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated July 9, 2014 - 12:45pm


The camps of Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao are in negotiations for a fight between the two boxers. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – The promoters of Manny Pacquiao and rising star Chris Algieri are reportedly in serious talks to arrange a clash between the two fighters.

In a report by ringtv.com’s Lem Satterfield, Algieri promoter Joe DeGuardia even confirmed that an offer has been made to his ward to face Pacquiao.

“We have a Pacquiao offer on the table and we are negotiating that actually as we speak,” DeGuardia told Satterfield.

Algieri is coming off the biggest win of his career when he upset Ruslan Provodnikov last June 14 to annex the WBO light welterweight title. The American picked himself up from two first-round knockdowns to score a split decision victory and position himself for a crack at Pacquiao.

Algieri (20-0, with 8 KOs) now has a good chance of slugging it out with Pacquiao, who is scheduled to fight again this November in Macau.

DeGuardia, for his part, is optimistic they can reach a deal soon.

“We’re in the midst of everything on Algieri now, and I hope to have something this week as to where we’re going to be. We’re talking about Pacquiao. We’re looking into his next opponents as far as dates. I’m in the middle of it right now. I characterize the talks as discussions,” the promoter explained.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum and Banner Promotions’ Artie Pellulo, who also has options on Algieri, confirmed that talks are indeed under way.

“Discussions are discussions. Did I discuss it with Joe? Yeah. Did I discuss it with Artie? Yeah. Artie is, as a matter of fact, coming out to California, and he’s coming over to my house tomorrow afternoon. So I will discuss it further with Artie and I guess that Joe will be on the phone,” Arum detailed.

“There’s no sense in being quiet about it. I’m flying out to meet with Bob tomorrow at 2 p.m., and Algieri and Pacquiao is the conversation, and we’ll see how it plays out,” Pellulo responded.

Algieri himself had been vocal about his desire to face Pacquiao, currently the WBO welterweight champion. Joining him in the line are Luis Abregu, Amir Khan and Danny Garcia, who are also hoping to be picked by the Filipino icon.

But it appears Algieri already has the inside track.

FROM ABS-CBN

Cone speaks up on Pacquiao's foray into PBA By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 07/10/2014 4:48 PM | Updated as of 07/10/2014 4:49 PM


Grand Slam-winning coach Tim Cone

MANILA, Philippines – For Grand Slam-winning coach Tim Cone, Manny Pacquiao's entry into the PBA signals "exciting times" for the league, but he also believes that it will be an eye-opener for people as to how difficult it is to both play and coach in the PBA.

Pacquiao was recently officially named as the head coach of expansion team KIA Motors, and it was also announced by the team manager of KIA Motors that the boxer is set to join the upcoming Rookie Draft.

Cone, fresh off winning a Grand Slam with the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers, was asked about the upcoming season and the possibility of coaching against Pacquiao.

"As for Manny, Coach Manny, player Manny, he's gonna add some excitement to the game," said Cone.

"I just think that, you know, I think that people don't really know how good the NBA is. The NBA is really good. The coaching there, the playing there, it's really good. It is much better there than we can ever imagine," he added.

"And I think for us here, I think people don't realize how good the PBA is, how good these players are, how good the coaching is, how much strategy goes on, how much discipline and effort goes on," he continued.

Cone said Pacquiao's foray into the PBA will help people realize these things about the league.

* "You bring a guy, an iconic figure like Manny Pacquiao and bring him into the league, and I think people will realize just how good this league is," he said.

"I mean, it will be an eye-opener for everybody, honestly, and I think it's neat."

A PBA.ph report quoting KIA Motors team manager Eric Pineda said Pacquiao decided to join the PBA Draft after all, following a two-week vacation, as well as a meeting with Commissioner Chito Salud.

"Hawak ko na 'yung papeles niya. Magpapa-draft na siya. Sasali na siya sa draft," Pineda said. "Oras na sabihin na niyang ipapasa ko ito, dadalhin ko na."

FROM PHILBOXING.XOM

Pacquiao scores ahead of 1st KIA game in PBA By Recah Trinidad
PhilBoxing.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014

DOUBTERS and detractors indeed outnumber those who believe Manny Pacquiao can score impressively in the new PBA year which starts next October.

That’s to be expected.

Pacquiao, who’s all set to coach newcomer KIA Kamao in the PBA, can’t hold a candle to Tim Cone or Yeng Guiao when in comes to basketball.

The eight-division world boxing titlist had indeed played his share of sandlot and pick-up basketball.

But has he, for example, earned and logged enough know-how to merit handling a team in the pro league?

***

Don’t ask Coach Pacquiao.

No, he doesn’t say he’s out to revolutionize basketball hereabouts by wading in cold and bare into the exacting coaching battlefield.

However, the man sounds solemnly sure he could, at least, make an impression.

How? He’ll do it his way.

He speaks about hard work, loads and loads, for his team.
They all will have to train as hard as he does, and maybe more.

***

Nothing so far on team philosophy.

Of course, he has hinted KIA Kamao will be loading extensively on defense.

* That’s the closest he has said something about team chemistry. The KIA team will have to train like him, under him, Pacquiao swears.

Maybe he’s also concocting new offensive plots his unique way.
But that part of the KIA team story could start being told only after the newcomer squad has scored its first goal in the forthcoming 40th PBA season, and the maiden basket need not be by Pacquiao himself.

***

Meanwhile, there were two separate boxing reports from Davao del Sur yesterday which, if properly assessed, should count as twin wins for Pacquiao way ahead of KIA Kamao’s debut in the PBA.
First, Team Pacman grabbed five of 13 golds staked on Sunday to clinch the overall title in the PLDT-ABAP National Boxing Championship at the Digos City Gymnasium.

Five more gold medals were to be contested when the Inquirer’s Roy Luarca filed the report.

Second, there was an exclusive by the Inquirer’s Aquiles Zunio on how Pacquiao has quietly established a successful boxing gym and academy in his 1,000 square-meter lot a few minutes’ ride from Digos.

The Manny Pacquiao Boxing Academy in Digos was mainly responsible for Team Pacman’s dominant showing in the PLDT-ABAP national boxing tournament.

Established last November, and still on its finishing stage, the gym/academy has already produced two national amateur boxers.
But the bigger victory comes in the form of free education, board and lodging, to poor promising young fighters.

Explained the KIA Kamao team coach: “Because of poverty, I failed to finish schooling. I want these young boxers to finish a degree, it’s not sure whether they would succeed in boxing.”

It’s a “no-schooling, no-boxing” program.


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