PACQUIAO STAKES WELTERWEIGHT TITLE VS ALGIERI 

Fighting Manny Pacquiao with a crown on the line and big money on the side are too hard to pass up for Chris Algieri. The 5-foot-11 American of Italian and Argentine descent finally agreed to tangle with Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on November 23 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. Algieri, 30, a former kickboxer and wrestler, and his co-promoters, Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and Banner Promotions’ Artie Pelullo came to an agreement on Tuesday and informed Top Rank top honcho Bob Arum about the details.
“We have a deal,” Arum told ESPN.com. “On my end, it wasn’t a hard deal at all. I came up pretty much with what they were looking for and then Joe and Artie had to sit down with Algieri and cut it up fairly amongst themselves.” Pacquiao, on the other hand, welcomed the development. “As long as it is OK with Bob Arum, there’s no problem with me. I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. Though the Sarangani representative and eight-division world champion acknowledged Algieri’s edge in height (Pacquiao is 5-6 1/2) and reach (Algieri has a wingspan of 72 inches against Pacquiao’s 67), Pacquiao said he’s used to fighting bigger guys like Antonio Margarito (5-11), Oscar de la Hoya (5-10) and Miguel Cotto (a beefy 5-7). Virtually unheralded, Algieri was thrust into the limelight following his split decision upset of Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO light welterweight belt on June 14. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao ready to face taller Chris Algieri 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – World eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is ready to face Chris Algieri atop the ring on Nov. 23 if this is what his promoter Bob Arum wants. “As long as it is OK with Bob Arum, there’s no problem with me. I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone. Pacquiao said he has always faced opponents with height and reach advantage over him like Algieri. Pacquiao has won against previous three bigger opponents – Oscar Dela Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. However, Pacquiao said, Algieri, a boxer-counterpuncher, is different compared with Dela Hoya, Cotto and Margarito, who are known sluggers and pressure fighters.
“Aside from being a challenge due to Algieri’s size and fighting style, this is also an opportunity for me to avenge the defeat of my friend and former sparring partner, Ruslan Provodnikov,” Pacquiao said. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Manny Pacquiao to fight unbeaten Chris Algieri 

Manny Pacquiao will fight unbeaten American Chris Algieri next. According to a report posted on ESPN.com, the Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao and Algieri, who upped his stock by taking the WBO light welterweight title away from Ruslan Provodnikov last June, will meet in the ring on November 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macau, China.
“We have a deal. On my end, it wasn’t a hard deal at all. I came up pretty much with what they were looking for and then Joe and Artie had to sit down with Algieri and cut it up fairly amongst themselves,” Top Rank head Bob Arum told ESPN.com, referring to Algieri’s promoters Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo. The 30-year-old Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is also reported to be earning the biggest payday of his career of more than $1,000,000 against Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs). “He’s very happy. He’s happy for the opportunity,” DeGuardia told ESPN.com‘s Dan Rafael. “I’m ecstatic we’ve been able to give him this. It’s a great feeling. You work hard you develop him up the ranks. He fought off TV for a long time, he got on TV and now this. It’s really rewarding to see him get this opportunity and a payday that will change his life. “He’s wants the fight and has no problem going up in weight. He wants the welterweight championship. He wants challenges. He loves the idea. He wanted to fight for another championship and he loves that he is fighting Manny Pacquiao for it. He looks as Manny as an elite of the game. He wants to climb another mountain. If he wins this fight, you have the start of another era,” DeGuardia added. * READ MORE...


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Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/Screengrab from Youtube

MANILA, JULY 21, 2014 (INQUIRER) By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Roy Luarca |Mindanao Bureau - Fighting Manny Pacquiao with a crown on the line and big money on the side are too hard to pass up for Chris Algieri.

The 5-foot-11 American of Italian and Argentine descent finally agreed to tangle with Pacquiao for the World Boxing Organization welterweight title on November 23 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.

Algieri, 30, a former kickboxer and wrestler, and his co-promoters, Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing and Banner Promotions’ Artie Pelullo came to an agreement on Tuesday and informed Top Rank top honcho Bob Arum about the details.

“We have a deal,” Arum told ESPN.com. “On my end, it wasn’t a hard deal at all. I came up pretty much with what they were looking for and then Joe and Artie had to sit down with Algieri and cut it up fairly amongst themselves.”

Pacquiao, on the other hand, welcomed the development.

“As long as it is OK with Bob Arum, there’s no problem with me. I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.

Though the Sarangani representative and eight-division world champion acknowledged Algieri’s edge in height (Pacquiao is 5-6 1/2) and reach (Algieri has a wingspan of 72 inches against Pacquiao’s 67), Pacquiao said he’s used to fighting bigger guys like Antonio Margarito (5-11), Oscar de la Hoya (5-10) and Miguel Cotto (a beefy 5-7).

Virtually unheralded, Algieri was thrust into the limelight following his split decision upset of Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO light welterweight belt on June 14.

* Having watched Algieri’s narrow victory over Provodnikov, Pacquiao said he’s already devising a strategy on how to handle Algieri.

“I’m going to broach this strategy with coach Freddie Roach once our training camp starts,” Pacquiao said.

According to DeGuardia, who predicted that his ward will emerge victorious, all the terms have been reached with Top Rank and only the paper works need to be wrapped up.

Though he won’t go into specifics, DeGuardia disclosed that Algieri, 20-0 with 8 KOs, will earn a career-high of over $1.5 million plus pay-per-view upside.

Pacquiao is expected to earn at least $20 million guaranteed outside of pay-per-view shares.

It’s a win-win situation for Algieri as among the points agreed upon is that he’ll keep the 140-pound crown even if he loses to Pacquiao.


Pacquiao ready to face taller Chris Algieri By Aquiles Z. Zonio |Inquirer Mindanao10:11 pm | Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Rep. Manny Pacquiao. FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – World eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao is ready to face Chris Algieri atop the ring on Nov. 23 if this is what his promoter Bob Arum wants.

“As long as it is OK with Bob Arum, there’s no problem with me. I’m not afraid to face anybody in the ring,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Daily Inquirer by phone.

Pacquiao said he has always faced opponents with height and reach advantage over him like Algieri.

Pacquiao has won against previous three bigger opponents – Oscar Dela Hoya, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.

However, Pacquiao said, Algieri, a boxer-counterpuncher, is different compared with Dela Hoya, Cotto and Margarito, who are known sluggers and pressure fighters.

“Aside from being a challenge due to Algieri’s size and fighting style, this is also an opportunity for me to avenge the defeat of my friend and former sparring partner, Ruslan Provodnikov,” Pacquiao said.

* Provodnikov lost by split decision against Algieri when they faced each other atop the ring last June 14.

Pacquiao, who watched the Provodnikov-Algieri bout, said he has started devising a strategy how to handle Algieri.

“I’m going to broach this strategy with coach Freddie Roach once our training camp starts,” Pacquiao said.

The Filipino ring icon plans to hold his entire training camp here then fly to Macau, China, a few days before the scheduled bout.

But this plan may change once he is admitted to the Philippine Basketball Association.

KIA Motors, one of the three PBA expansion teams, has hired Pacquiao as its playing coach. Pacquiao had even expressed his interest to join the PBA draft scheduled next month.

The boxer-lawmaker claimed there’s no problem dividing his time as lawmaker, PBA player and boxer.

“It’s a matter of time management. I can do multi-tasking. In fact, I’ve been doing this already ever since. So, there’s really nothing new,” Pacquiao said.

Top Rank honcho Bob Arum is reportedly finalizing the details of the Nov. 23 Pacquiao-Algieri fight to be held in Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel Resort & Casino in Macau, China.

Manny Pacquiao to fight unbeaten Chris Algieri By Mark Giongco |INQUIRER.net6:43 pm | Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao will fight unbeaten American Chris Algieri next.

According to a report posted on ESPN.com, the Filipino boxing legend Pacquiao and Algieri, who upped his stock by taking the WBO light welterweight title away from Ruslan Provodnikov last June, will meet in the ring on November 22 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macau, China.

“We have a deal. On my end, it wasn’t a hard deal at all. I came up pretty much with what they were looking for and then Joe and Artie had to sit down with Algieri and cut it up fairly amongst themselves,” Top Rank head Bob Arum told ESPN.com, referring to Algieri’s promoters Joe DeGuardia and Artie Pelullo.

The 30-year-old Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is also reported to be earning the biggest payday of his career of more than $1,000,000 against Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs).

“He’s very happy. He’s happy for the opportunity,” DeGuardia told ESPN.com‘s Dan Rafael. “I’m ecstatic we’ve been able to give him this. It’s a great feeling. You work hard you develop him up the ranks. He fought off TV for a long time, he got on TV and now this. It’s really rewarding to see him get this opportunity and a payday that will change his life.

“He’s wants the fight and has no problem going up in weight. He wants the welterweight championship. He wants challenges. He loves the idea. He wanted to fight for another championship and he loves that he is fighting Manny Pacquiao for it. He looks as Manny as an elite of the game. He wants to climb another mountain. If he wins this fight, you have the start of another era,” DeGuardia added.

* Algieri, a nutritionist and former kickboxer, showed great resolve in his previous fight when he bucked two first-round knockdowns to outpoint Provodnikov last month.

“I think it’s an interesting fight between him and Manny,” Arum said. “I’m excited. This is a college-educated kid, a good boxer, the kind of kid who will draw interest other than the just the hard core boxing fan.”

“Manny is 100 percent for it,” Arum also said. “I told him I was coming along with it. He said Algieri seems like a nice young man and he saw his fight with Provodnikov. Manny said he thought it would be a good fight and he was OK with fighting Algieri.”

Pacquiao, 35, who will give up five inches in height and reach against the Long Island, New York native Algieri, scored a vengeful win over erstwhile undefeated Timothy Bradley via unanimous decision to reclaim his WBO welterweight belt last April.


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