FREDDIE ROACH:  CHRIS ALGIERI A DIFFICULT FOE 

Many boxing pundits are quick to dismiss Chris Algieri as a worthy challenger to Manny Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown. Not Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s mentor. The Hall of Fame trainer told the South China Morning Post Friday that the unbeaten Algieri (20-0, 8 knockouts) will be “very difficult to fight” on Nov. 23 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. While Roach believes Pacquiao can take care of the 5-foot-11 Algieri’s 4 1/2-inch height advantage, the six-time Trainer of the Year said that his prized ward needs “to come a lot closer” to take control of the bout, set at a catchweight of 144 pounds. In his previous bout last month, Algieri stunned Russian Ruslan Provodnikov, whom Roach also trains, to snatch the WBO light welterweight crown (140 lb). According to Roach, Algieri deserves the title crack against Pacquiao. “He fought Ruslan and won. Algieri is undefeated [20-0, 8 KOs] and he’s got a good record,” said Roach. “He’s in good shape. It’s not going to be an easy fight.” After convincingly exacting vengeance on Timothy Bradley on April 12, Pacquiao will bring his act again to the Cotai Arena, where he dominated Brandon Rios last November.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Algieri’s height, speed worries Freddie Roach 

Chris Algieri loves to run and the fact that he is tall at 5-foot-10 is something of a concern for Freddie Roach as the Hall of Fame trainer get ready to reunite with Manny Pacquiao. Roach said that while Algieri is “a bit of a runner”, a style that Pacquiao doesn’t really like, the 30-year-old New York native also boasts of “a good jab.”  That’s it, Roach tells David Greisman of boxingscene as he awaits the start of training camp for the Nov. 23 world welterweight title match that will be held on Nov. 23 at The Venetian in Macau. Roach also dismissed the notion that since Algieri scored a rousing upset win over the heavy-handed Ruslan Provodnikov, it doesn’t follow that he will do the same thing against Pacquiao. Provodnikov and Pacquiao, who used to spar against each other, are poles apart in terms of style and substance. Provodnikov may be the harder hitter, but the Russian has limited technical skills compared to the 35-year-old Pacquiao, who is not only quicker but has more experience. “We’ll figure out a way to beat him. It’s not a problem,” assured the 54-year-old Roach. Algieri is a licensed nutritionist and has only fought 20 professional fights after a successful stint as a karate practitioner.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT

ALSO: Algieri hopes ‘11 superfoods’ will help him topple Pacquiao 

Diet will be a vital part of Chris Algieri’s buildup for his ambitious bid to overcome Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau. Algieri’s trainer Tim Lane told the Bulletin over the weekend about “eleven super foods” that will play a major factor in the 30-year-old fighter’s preparation for his shot at stardom at the CotaiArena. Lane said that since Algieri is a licensed clinical nutritionist, the New York native knows the significance of the proper diet in getting ready for the biggest fight of his career. “Chris’ diet is organic,” said Lane, rattling off a diet ranging from free-range chicken to red meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, smoothies and even fish oil. With the help of physical therapist Dr. Michael Camp, Lane said Algieri’s diet is “specific on his immune system.” No funky stuff like game meat, said Lane, who is looking forward to the day when they kick off training camp in New York and then to Las Vegas and finally to Macau. “It’s an all-natural diet,” stressed Lane. Once training camp starts, which will likely be in the second week of September, right after a multi-city press tour covering three cities in China and the West and East Coast of the US, Algieri will get up at sunrise. Algieri will do his roadwork at around 6 a.m., hit the gym in the afternoon for sparring (thrice-a-week) before doing strength and conditioning in the evening. Most of the hardwork will be done in New York and Las Vegas and Team Algieri will probably head to the former Portuguese colony not later than 10 days before the fight to get used to the local conditions. Algieri is the huge underdog going into the scheduled 12-round world welterweight title clash but the little-known 5-10 puncher insists he is a legitimate threat.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Pacquiao is 14-1 favorite vs Algieri  

On paper, it certainly looks like Chris Algieri will have to carry a bladed weapon or a concealed-carry pistol for him to emerge victorious against Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau. Odds coming from the US say Pacquiao is -1400 ($100 bet wins $1,400), while Algieri is +800 ($100 bet wins $800). You just can’t blame the oddsmakers from downplaying the chances of Algieri, a little-known fighter from Long Island, New York, who was picked to face Pacquao following his upset win over Ruslan Provodnikov last month. Top Rank big boss Bob Arum will soon make a formal announcement of the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight title fight that will take place at the CotaiArena at The Venetian. Algieri, 30, is the reigning World Boxing Organization junior-welterweight titleholder and will move up in weight against the fighting congressman. But the underdog status doesn’t worry Algieri, saying he has gotten used to that role and is eager to prove his detractors wrong. The Algieri fight will be Pacquiao’s third since losing to Juan Manuel Marquez in Dec. 2012 THIS IS THE FULL REPORT

ALSO from the BoxingDiary Online: Why Manny Pacquiao has so much to lose against Chris Algieri?

OPINION BY Retech Son --It is likely that Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight title against Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macau, China. I think, Pacquiao has so much to lose than to gain in fighting the 5-foot, 10 inches tall Algieri. The undefeated Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) earned his spot to face Pacquiao following his victory over heavy handed Ruslan Provodnikov in June. Although he picked up fans, after his gallant performance against Provodnikov, Algieri is totally unknown in China. And for sure, boxing fans there will come to see only Pacquiao. So, in the business standpoint it is solely Pacquiao who will draw fans in the venue. Without getting any backing from Algieri, who don't have a solid fan base, Pacquiao-Algieri could have an extremely disappointing result. Pacquiao-Bradley II has been reported having a disappointing result. And in fact it is held in the US. How much more for Pacquiao-Algieri? Apart from a potential unfavorable revenue outcome, the 35 year old, Congressman, Singer, Commercial model, Product endorser, Basketball playing coach and Pastor, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-3, 38 KO) for sure will be having a lot of problems against Algieri in the ring. And right now, I wanted to lay down my prediction. My gut feeling tells me that Algieri will upset Pacquiao via unanimous decision. * READ MORE...


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Freddie Roach: Chris Algieri difficult foe


Manny Pacquiao, with coach Freddie Roach. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, AUGUST 4, 2014 (MANILA BULLETIN) By Roy Luarca - Many boxing pundits are quick to dismiss Chris Algieri as a worthy challenger to Manny Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown.

Not Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s mentor.

The Hall of Fame trainer told the South China Morning Post Friday that the unbeaten Algieri (20-0, 8 knockouts) will be “very difficult to fight” on Nov. 23 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.

While Roach believes Pacquiao can take care of the 5-foot-11 Algieri’s 4 1/2-inch height advantage, the six-time Trainer of the Year said that his prized ward needs “to come a lot closer” to take control of the bout, set at a catchweight of 144 pounds.

In his previous bout last month, Algieri stunned Russian Ruslan Provodnikov, whom Roach also trains, to snatch the WBO light welterweight crown (140 lb).

According to Roach, Algieri deserves the title crack against Pacquiao.

“He fought Ruslan and won. Algieri is undefeated [20-0, 8 KOs] and he’s got a good record,” said Roach. “He’s in good shape. It’s not going to be an easy fight.”

After convincingly exacting vengeance on Timothy Bradley on April 12, Pacquiao will bring his act again to the Cotai Arena, where he dominated Brandon Rios last November.


Algieri’s height, speed worries Freddie Roach by Nick Giongco July 29, 2014


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Chris Algieri loves to run and the fact that he is tall at 5-foot-10 is something of a concern for Freddie Roach as the Hall of Fame trainer get ready to reunite with Manny Pacquiao.

Roach said that while Algieri is “a bit of a runner”, a style that Pacquiao doesn’t really like, the 30-year-old New York native also boasts of “a good jab.”

That’s it, Roach tells David Greisman of boxingscene as he awaits the start of training camp for the Nov. 23 world welterweight title match that will be held on Nov. 23 at The Venetian in Macau.

Roach also dismissed the notion that since Algieri scored a rousing upset win over the heavy-handed Ruslan Provodnikov, it doesn’t follow that he will do the same thing against Pacquiao.

Provodnikov and Pacquiao, who used to spar against each other, are poles apart in terms of style and substance.

Provodnikov may be the harder hitter, but the Russian has limited technical skills compared to the 35-year-old Pacquiao, who is not only quicker but has more experience.

“We’ll figure out a way to beat him. It’s not a problem,” assured the 54-year-old Roach.

Algieri is a licensed nutritionist and has only fought 20 professional fights after a successful stint as a karate practitioner.

Algieri hopes ‘11 superfoods’ will help him topple Pacquiao by Nick Giongco July 27, 2014


Chris Algieri

Diet will be a vital part of Chris Algieri’s buildup for his ambitious bid to overcome Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau.

Algieri’s trainer Tim Lane told the Bulletin over the weekend about “eleven super foods” that will play a major factor in the 30-year-old fighter’s preparation for his shot at stardom at the CotaiArena.

Lane said that since Algieri is a licensed clinical nutritionist, the New York native knows the significance of the proper diet in getting ready for the biggest fight of his career.

“Chris’ diet is organic,” said Lane, rattling off a diet ranging from free-range chicken to red meat, fish, fruits and vegetables, smoothies and even fish oil.

With the help of physical therapist Dr. Michael Camp, Lane said Algieri’s diet is “specific on his immune system.” No funky stuff like game meat, said Lane, who is looking forward to the day when they kick off training camp in New York and then to Las Vegas and finally to Macau. “It’s an all-natural diet,” stressed Lane.

Once training camp starts, which will likely be in the second week of September, right after a multi-city press tour covering three cities in China and the West and East Coast of the US, Algieri will get up at sunrise.

Algieri will do his roadwork at around 6 a.m., hit the gym in the afternoon for sparring (thrice-a-week) before doing strength and conditioning in the evening.

Most of the hardwork will be done in New York and Las Vegas and Team Algieri will probably head to the former Portuguese colony not later than 10 days before the fight to get used to the local conditions.

Algieri is the huge underdog going into the scheduled 12-round world welterweight title clash but the little-known 5-10 puncher insists he is a legitimate threat.

Pacquiao is 14-1 favorite vs Algieri by Nick Giongco July 22, 2014

On paper, it certainly looks like Chris Algieri will have to carry a bladed weapon or a concealed-carry pistol for him to emerge victorious against Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau.

Odds coming from the US say Pacquiao is -1400 ($100 bet wins $1,400), while Algieri is +800 ($100 bet wins $800).

You just can’t blame the oddsmakers from downplaying the chances of Algieri, a little-known fighter from Long Island, New York, who was picked to face Pacquao following his upset win over Ruslan Provodnikov last month.

Top Rank big boss Bob Arum will soon make a formal announcement of the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight title fight that will take place at the CotaiArena at The Venetian.

Algieri, 30, is the reigning World Boxing Organization junior-welterweight titleholder and will move up in weight against the fighting congressman.

But the underdog status doesn’t worry Algieri, saying he has gotten used to that role and is eager to prove his detractors wrong.

The Algieri fight will be Pacquiao’s third since losing to Juan Manuel Marquez in Dec. 2012

FROM THE BOXING DIARY ONLINE

Opinion
Why Manny Pacquiao has so much to lose against Chris Algieri?
Retech Son Wednesday, July 16, 2014



It is likely that Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight title against Chris Algieri on November 22 in Macau, China. I think, Pacquiao has so much to lose than to gain in fighting the 5-foot, 10 inches tall Algieri.

The undefeated Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) earned his spot to face Pacquiao following his victory over heavy handed Ruslan Provodnikov in June.

Although he picked up fans, after his gallant performance against Provodnikov, Algieri is totally unknown in China. And for sure, boxing fans there will come to see only Pacquiao.

So, in the business standpoint it is solely Pacquiao who will draw fans in the venue.

Without getting any backing from Algieri, who don't have a solid fan base, Pacquiao-Algieri could have an extremely disappointing result.

Pacquiao-Bradley II has been reported having a disappointing result. And in fact it is held in the US. How much more for Pacquiao-Algieri?

Apart from a potential unfavorable revenue outcome, the 35 year old, Congressman, Singer, Commercial model, Product endorser, Basketball playing coach and Pastor, Manny Pacquiao (56-5-3, 38 KO) for sure will be having a lot of problems against Algieri in the ring.

And right now, I wanted to lay down my prediction. My gut feeling tells me that Algieri will upset Pacquiao via unanimous decision.

* Algieri has the style height and reach to pose problem with the lone eight division champion. Alright, you are correct, Pacquiao has been facing taller opponents; like Oscar De La Hoya and Antonio Margarito. But these fighters were there to come forward. But Algieri is a slick boxer, who has long arms and height to dwarf the 5 foot, 6 inches Pacquiao.

It is obvious that Pacquiao is no more as quick as he used to be.

What has been the tailor made style for him recently are the guys that comes in. But the only thing, I see in this fight that Pacquiao can gain: is the experience to fight a tall and pure technical boxer.

Algieri is a solid measuring stick to determine the chances of Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- if they ever fight in fall next year.

Pacquiao of 2009, I'm sure, will win against Mayweather Jr. But at this point, I think Mayweather will win against Pacman.

Opppss! don't get me wrong, why I'm talking about a fight that will never happen.

But wait, Mayweather announced during Mayweather-Maidana official fight announcement in New York that he has a surprise in May.

And I'm anticipating that the fight you want, I want, they want, and we all want will finally happen. Posted by Retech Son at Wednesday, July 16, 2014


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