ROACH: PACQUIAO WILL KO ALGIERI 

Despite Chris Algieri’s height and reach advantage over Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach thinks the American still won’t go the distance against his ward. In an interview with Joe Habeeb of thaboxingvoice.com, Roach, although wary of Algieri’s style and jab, said he is optimistic on Pacquiao’s chances of winning. Asked whether Pacquiao would have trouble with Algieri’s boxing skills and range, the bespectacled trainer responded to the contrary. “No, it should be no problem with Pacquiao. He's way above him,” he said. Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to beat Algieri in their Nov. 23 clash in Macau, while oddsmakers have installed the undefeated New Yorker as a 16-1 underdog. Roach isn’t disagreeing with the odds, confident that Pacquiao will stop Algieri “somewhere along the way.” The cornerman then went on to bare Pacquiao’s training plan, saying they will set up camp in the Philippines since Macau is just a three-hour flight away. The camp, Roach added, will run for six weeks, enough to get Pacquiao in tip-top condition to fight at a catchweight of 144 pounds. Roach likewise said the catchweight won’t be an issue for Pacquiao, whose recent fights have been at welterweight (147 pounds). This may put Algieri at an advantage since he’ll be the one going up in weight while Pacquiao will be shedding pounds. “It doesn’t matter. It is what it is, and we’re just going to get ready to fight him (Algieri),” Roach ended.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

(ALSO) Pacquiao: Boxing is my top priority   

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who had earlier signified his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association draft late this month after being hired as playing coach by KIA Motors, is assuring his fans that boxing remains his top priority.
“Basketball is my first love but boxing is my bread and butter,” Pacquiao told the Inquirer in a telephone interview on Monday. “It’s a matter of time management. I’ve been doing multi-tasking before and this job as playing-coach of a basketball team is no longer new.”
Pacquiao also said his entire training for his Nov. 23 ring encounter with American boxer Chris Algieri will be held here, away from the distractions of pro basketball. Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has nothing to worry about; he will get what he wished for. Roach, who had had voiced concern about Pacquiao’s foray into the world of basketball, had been pushing for Pacquiao’s training against Algieri be carried out in GenSan. Roach feared Pacquiao might get distracted by his passion for basketball while training for his next fight.* READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacquiao sets GenSan training for Algieri bout 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has nothing to worry about. Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao said his entire training camp in preparation for his Nov. 23 ring encounter with American boxer Chris Algieri will be held here. This should be good news for Roach, who had earlier earlier expressed concern over Pacquiao’s foray into the world of basketball. Roach had hoped Pacquiao would train here exclusively to avoid the distractions of his entry into professional basketball. Pacquiao had already signified his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association Draft late this month. The Sarangani lawmaker was previously hired as coach by KIA Motors, one of the three PBA expansion teams. He, however, assured his diehard fans that boxing remains his top priority. “Basketball is my first love but boxing is my bread and butter,” Pacquiao said. “It’s a matter of time management. I’ve been doing multi-tasking before and this job as playing-coach of a basketball team is no longer new.” This is the second time the world boxing icon would be training camp in the city. Pacquiao also trained here for his fight against Brandon “Bambam”ť Rio.THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO: Pacquiao to receive $25M in Algieri fight   

REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will get a guaranteed $25 million purse in his upcoming title defense against Chris Algieri on November 22 at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel in Macau, China. “It’s the usual pay of $25 million US dollars. It’s not below the $20 million mark, I’m sure,” Pacquiao’s business manager Eric Pineda told The Manila Times on Wednesday. “The Top Rank Promotion has guaranteed that purse already. Manny is ready to fight in November and he’s excited about the preparation.” The amount doesn’t include yet the fight’s pay-per-view revenue. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Pacman to watch Petalcorin fight

FIGHTER of the Decade Manny Pacquiao will be at ringside for the World Boxing Association light flyweight Interim title fight against Panama’s Walter Tello on the inaugural presentation of “Fist of Power” at the new Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai. The weekly boxing show to be telecast across all of China is a joint venture of Top Rank, SECA and China Sands Ltd., which have promoted six world championship bouts in Macau over the past 15 months. Shanghai will be the second stop on the media tour to promote the Pacquiao-Chris Algieri World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight in Macau on Nov. 22. Australian promoter Peter Maniatis, who co-manages Petalcorin with Jim Manangquil of General Santos, told the Manila Standard/Viva Sports that Petalcorin has been training in his hometown of GenSan for the past eight weeks, under coach Rene Gabawa, his previous trainer. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Pinoy boxer Randy Petalcorin guns for WBA title in China on August 26  

Filipino southpaw Randy Petalcorin will have a date with destiny when he fights Panamanian Walter Tello for the WBA interim world light flyweight title at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on August 26. The 22-year-old General Santos native holds an impressive record of 21-1-1 with 16KOs while Tello, a former world title challenger, holds a record of 20-7 with 8KOs. Petalcorin has been in training camp for two months and has already sparred a total of 80 rounds two weeks before the fight. Petalcorin and his team will fly to Shanghai on August 22. "He (Petalcorin) is good to go. We will do our best to bring the title to the Philippines" said Petalcorin's manager, Jim Claude Manangquil. — JST, GMA News THIS IS THE FULL REPORT.

(ALSO) Randy Petalcorin: “I’m here to win a world title”  

PHOTO: PETALCORIN WITH Melbourne based manager Peter Maniatis. As a young teenager Randy Petalcorin was touted as a future World Champion by none other than Manny Pacquiao. Later this year the once beaten twenty two year old from General Santos City hopes to fulfill that prediction when he challenges for the WBA light flyweight title. Now based in the Melbourne suburb of Yarraville, the current WBA number 2 is gearing for a bout on March 28 at the Malvern Town Hall against Thailand’s Lookrak Kiatmungmee, as he applies for Permanent Residency in Australia. Standing 5’3, Petalcorin is like his idol and friend Pacquiao, a southpaw. He began boxing at age twelve and turned professional in 2009 after an outstanding amateur career, having over 100 fights and being a National Champion in The Philippines.

He’s long been regarded as one of the countries best young prospects. That was questioned by some when after five knockouts to start his career, he suffered a second round stoppage to countryman Marlon Tapales, now rated 9 by the WBO as a bantamweight on the Carlos Tamara-Brian Viloria undercard in January 2010. “I took the fight on short notice but thought it was a chance to get exposure. It (the loss) made me realize I had to be fully prepared every fight” he said. “It only made me more determined to become a champion”. “A lot of young fighters would not have recovered from that loss but Randy has only gotten better. It proves he has the temperament to become a world champion” added current manager, Melbourne based Peter Maniatis.


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Roach: Pacquiao to KO Algieri


Freddie Roach says Manny Pacquiao will knock out Chris Algieri 'somewhere along the way' in their Nov. 23 fight. (File photo)

MANILA, AUGUST 18, 2014 (PHILSTAR) By Dino Maragay - Despite Chris Algieri’s height and reach advantage over Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach thinks the American still won’t go the distance against his ward.

In an interview with Joe Habeeb of thaboxingvoice.com, Roach, although wary of Algieri’s style and jab, said he is optimistic on Pacquiao’s chances of winning.

Asked whether Pacquiao would have trouble with Algieri’s boxing skills and range, the bespectacled trainer responded to the contrary.

“No, it should be no problem with Pacquiao. He's way above him,” he said.

Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to beat Algieri in their Nov. 23 clash in Macau, while oddsmakers have installed the undefeated New Yorker as a 16-1 underdog.

Roach isn’t disagreeing with the odds, confident that Pacquiao will stop Algieri “somewhere along the way.”

The cornerman then went on to bare Pacquiao’s training plan, saying they will set up camp in the Philippines since Macau is just a three-hour flight away.

The camp, Roach added, will run for six weeks, enough to get Pacquiao in tip-top condition to fight at a catchweight of 144 pounds.

Roach likewise said the catchweight won’t be an issue for Pacquiao, whose recent fights have been at welterweight (147 pounds). This may put Algieri at an advantage since he’ll be the one going up in weight while Pacquiao will be shedding pounds.

“It doesn’t matter. It is what it is, and we’re just going to get ready to fight him (Algieri),” Roach ended.

FROM THE INQUIRER

Pacquiao: Boxing is my top priority By Aquiles Z. Zonio |Inquirer Mindanao4:02 pm | Tuesday, August 12th, 2014


Manny Pacquiao. AP FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, who had earlier signified his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association draft late this month after being hired as playing coach by KIA Motors, is assuring his fans that boxing remains his top priority.

“Basketball is my first love but boxing is my bread and butter,” Pacquiao told the Inquirer in a telephone interview on Monday. “It’s a matter of time management. I’ve been doing multi-tasking before and this job as playing-coach of a basketball team is no longer new.”

Pacquiao also said his entire training for his Nov. 23 ring encounter with American boxer Chris Algieri will be held here, away from the distractions of pro basketball.

Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has nothing to worry about; he will get what he wished for.

Roach, who had had voiced concern about Pacquiao’s foray into the world of basketball, had been pushing for Pacquiao’s training against Algieri be carried out in GenSan. Roach feared Pacquiao might get distracted by his passion for basketball while training for his next fight.

* Pacquiao said his coach and hardcore fans have nothing to worry about as his entire training camp will be in General Santos City.

This is the second time the world boxing icon would be holding his training camp in the city.

For his fight with Brandon “Bambam” Rios, the Filipino ring idol spent his entire training here then flew to Macau, China, five days before the scheduled fight.

Pacquiao has his own Wild Card Gym here where he used to hold his training and sparring sessions.

He also has a basketball court right inside his sprawling compound at City Heights.

Since his return here after his conquest of American boxer Timothy Bradley last April 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pacquiao has been actively playing different games such as basketball, volleyball, chess, billiards, darts and scrabble.

His covered court teems with people engaged in various sports activities every time he’s around.

Pacquiao sets GenSan training for Algieri bout By Aquiles Z. Zonio |Inquirer Mindanao3:30 am | Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Boxing Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has nothing to worry about.

Eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao said his entire training camp in preparation for his Nov. 23 ring encounter with American boxer Chris Algieri will be held here.

This should be good news for Roach, who had earlier earlier expressed concern over Pacquiao’s foray into the world of basketball.

Roach had hoped Pacquiao would train here exclusively to avoid the distractions of his entry into professional basketball.

Pacquiao had already signified his intention to join the Philippine Basketball Association Draft late this month.

The Sarangani lawmaker was previously hired as coach by KIA Motors, one of the three PBA expansion teams.

He, however, assured his diehard fans that boxing remains his top priority.

“Basketball is my first love but boxing is my bread and butter,” Pacquiao said. “It’s a matter of time management. I’ve been doing multi-tasking before and this job as playing-coach of a basketball team is no longer new.”

This is the second time the world boxing icon would be training camp in the city. Pacquiao also trained here for his fight against Brandon “Bambam”ť Rio.

FROM THE MANILA TIMES

Pacquiao to receive $25M in Algieri fight August 13, 2014 10:09 pm
by JOSEF T. RAMOS Reporter MANILA TIMES


Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTO

REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will get a guaranteed $25 million purse in his upcoming title defense against Chris Algieri on November 22 at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.

“It’s the usual pay of $25 million US dollars. It’s not below the $20 million mark, I’m sure,” Pacquiao’s business manager Eric Pineda told The Manila Times on Wednesday. “The Top Rank Promotion has guaranteed that purse already. Manny is ready to fight in November and he’s excited about the preparation.”

The amount doesn’t include yet the fight’s pay-per-view revenue.

* Pacquiao, 35, with a fight record of 56-5-2 win-loss-draw with 38 knockouts), predicted that he could score a knockout victory against the WBO junior welterweight champ Algieri. The Filipino ring icon’s last knockout win was against Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto in 2009. His most recent triumphs were mostly through unanimous or majority decisions.

“I really smell a knockout victory this time. It’s been a long, long time since I scored a knockout victory,” Pacquiao told reporters during a press conference sponsored by Rexonna at the White Space gym in Makati City.

Pacquiao also said that his chief trainer Freddie Roach would come in early September to preside over his training in Manila and General Santos.

“Algieri is tough but I’m really determined to knock him out this time but let’s see,” he said. “When Roach arrives here, it will be a more serious training. I’m really excited about this fight.”

The relatively unknown 30-year-old Algieri (20-0 with eight knockouts) is expected to receive $1.5 million for fighting Pacquiao—the highest pay he would receive in his entire career as professional boxer.

In his rematch with Timothy Bradley, Pacquiao got $20 million while the American was paid $6 million.

FROM THE MANILA STANDARD

Pacman to watch Petalcorin fight By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:01am MANILA STANDARD


Filipino Boxing icon Rep. Manny Pacquaio said during a press conference in Makati City on Tuesday that he is ready to face American Chris Algieri in their scheduled Nov. 22 showdown in Macau, China. DANNY PATA

FIGHTER of the Decade Manny Pacquiao will be at ringside for the World Boxing Association light flyweight Interim title fight against Panama’s Walter Tello on the inaugural presentation of “Fist of Power” at the new Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai.

The weekly boxing show to be telecast across all of China is a joint venture of Top Rank, SECA and China Sands Ltd., which have promoted six world championship bouts in Macau over the past 15 months.

Shanghai will be the second stop on the media tour to promote the Pacquiao-Chris Algieri World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight in Macau on Nov. 22.

Australian promoter Peter Maniatis, who co-manages Petalcorin with Jim Manangquil of General Santos, told the Manila Standard/Viva Sports that Petalcorin has been training in his hometown of GenSan for the past eight weeks, under coach Rene Gabawa, his previous trainer.

* That’s because the six-month visa of Petalcorin, who was training in Melbourne, Australia, expired and he had to return to the Philippines.

“Training is going well and Randy is fit. Everything is on target with his sparring and training in GenSan,” said Maniatis.

In Australia, Petalcorin trained three times a day and worked with strength and conditioning coach Mark Russel and trainer Mick Hargreaves.

Maniatis reported that the Filipino southpaw with a record of 21-1-1 with 16 knockouts is now “stronger, better and faster.” He is ranked No. 2 by the WBA, while Tello who has a record of 20-7 with 8 knockouts is ranked No. 6.

FROM GMA NEWS

Pinoy boxer Randy Petalcorin guns for WBA title in China on August 26 By JM SIASATAugust 13, 2014 10:47pm 4 2 0 10


Southpaw Randy Petalcorin, the reigning Pan Asia Boxing Association light flyweight champion, is scheduled to fight for the WBA Interim title in Shanghai, China on August 26.

Filipino southpaw Randy Petalcorin will have a date with destiny when he fights Panamanian Walter Tello for the WBA interim world light flyweight title at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on August 26.

The 22-year-old General Santos native holds an impressive record of 21-1-1 with 16KOs while Tello, a former world title challenger, holds a record of 20-7 with 8KOs.

Petalcorin has been in training camp for two months and has already sparred a total of 80 rounds two weeks before the fight. Petalcorin and his team will fly to Shanghai on August 22.

"He (Petalcorin) is good to go. We will do our best to bring the title to the Philippines" said Petalcorin's manager, Jim Claude Manangquil. — JST, GMA News

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Randy Petalcorin: “I’m here to win a world title”  By Tony Nobbs | Published March 10, 2014 | 4 Comments


PETALCORIN

As a young teenager Randy Petalcorin was touted as a future World Champion by none other than Manny Pacquiao.

Later this year the once beaten twenty two year old from General Santos City hopes to fulfill that prediction when he challenges for the WBA light flyweight title.

Now based in the Melbourne suburb of Yarraville, the current WBA number 2 is gearing for a bout on March 28 at the Malvern Town Hall against Thailand’s Lookrak Kiatmungmee, as he applies for Permanent Residency in Australia.

Standing 5’3, Petalcorin is like his idol and friend Pacquiao, a southpaw. He began boxing at age twelve and turned professional in 2009 after an outstanding amateur career, having over 100 fights and being a National Champion in The Philippines.

He’s long been regarded as one of the countries best young prospects.

That was questioned by some when after five knockouts to start his career, he suffered a second round stoppage to countryman Marlon Tapales, now rated 9 by the WBO as a bantamweight on the Carlos Tamara-Brian Viloria undercard in January 2010.

“I took the fight on short notice but thought it was a chance to get exposure. It (the loss) made me realize I had to be fully prepared every fight” he said. “It only made me more determined to become a champion”.

“A lot of young fighters would not have recovered from that loss but Randy has only gotten better. It proves he has the temperament to become a world champion” added current manager, Melbourne based Peter Maniatis.

* Since, he’s been a winner each time out except for a technical eight round draw with countryman Rene Patilano in February last year in which he suffered a cut on his right eye lid by an accidental butt. After letting the cut heal, he stopped Samransak Singmanasak in his Australian debut in November, to take his record to 20-1-1, 15 KOs.

Randy says his best win came when he claimed the PABA 108 pound belt with a unanimous decision over Thai Olympian Samartlek Kokietgym in April 2012.

“He was an experienced boxer who’d fought some good opponents. I was able to knock him down three times and control the fight. My power and my speed were too much.”

A year before, Kokietgym had beaten Muhummad Rachman, the former WBA/IBF minimumweight champion who recently won the IBO light flyweight title.

Petalcorin has adapted to the “Aussie lifestyle”.

“I miss my family and my friends but I’m here to win the world title. I like Australia. I’ve been sparring Omari Kimwari and Mark Quon and can focus more on my boxing. I get a lot more sparring in The Philippines but it’s very humid and it’s always busy. Because it is cooler here I can run a lot longer distance. I have made many new friends in the Filipino community here and I do my running with (welterweight) Tim Hunt who is like my best mate here. ”

Added Maniatis: “The first time I watched Randy I knew he would become a world champion. He’s good natured, very likable and has all the attributes it takes. Boxers from the Philippines tend to develop physically late. I believe Randy will end up a bantamweight and he can certainly win titles as he moves up in weight. It would be great for boxing both in Australia and The Philippines.”


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