Pacquiao vs Algieri
Manny Pacquaiao, the current WBO welterweight champion will be defending his title in the up and coming tournament against Chris Algieri at the Venetian Macao, Macau in November this year.
Manny Pacquaiao was won 7 major world Titles including the IBF Super Bantamweight Champion as well as over 10 other Titles in his career. In1995 after the death of a friend, Pacquaiao was inspired to kickstart his boxing career, He started in small local venues then worked his way to winning the IBF Super Bantamweight Title in 2001 and defending it four times. Pacquaiao vs Marquez in 2004, was a close fight but judges favoured Marquez. He fought against Morales in 2005 and 2006, which was the end of Morales’ boxing career. He continued his boxing career and his fame increased. Ring Magazine awarded him ‘Knockout of the year’ for 2009 in his fight against Ricky Hatton where he won the fight by a knockout with 10 seconds left in the second round. Continuing his path fought against Cotto, Mayweather , Clottey, Margarito, Mosley, Marquez, Bradley , Rios, all leading up to the much anticipated fight against Algeiri.
Chris Algeiri an American professional boxer in the lightweight divison, has held 3 major boxing titles including the current WBO lightweight welter Champion. He starting out in amateur boxing Algieri defeating Kyle Murray in the USKBA Northeast Championship. He then moved on to professional boxing winning the International Sports Karate Association Welterweight Championship. Recently Algeiri won over Emmanuel Taylor , a number four ranked IBF contender. He has defeated Jose Alejo and Mike Arnaoutis, the former USBA ( United states Boxing Association) Champion. Algeiri has a 20-0 record as a professional boxer. When Joe deGuardia’s boxing signed him he had a 10-0 record. He is trained by Keith Trimble and Tim Lane.
Manny Pacquiao has the experience and power behind him and Algeria yet stands undefeated. Pacquaio has started light training in preparation for the fight. The intense training will begin 7 weeks before the fight when Roach arrives. Fans are concerned that Pacquaio head isn’t in the game due to his other commitments involving coaching a basketball team. Algieri is preparing for the biggest fight of his career by watching Timothy Bradely fights. While Pacquiao is training physically, Algieri is preparing mentally, two totally different approaches. Algieri feels that although he isn’t the same build as Bradley ,they fight in a similar way. Algieri thinks he has a strategy as he watches Pacquaio’s fights. He said that most opponents just come in intimidated and fight in defence as his approach will be more offence. Freddie Roach ,Pacquaio’s trainer thinks that Algieri will make use of his height advantage and use long jabs.Pacquaio is the favourite pick just due to his legendary and his fame and is said to be the greatest fighter of his generation. Algieri is seen as the new kid on the block. It is a great match up; no one really knows what the outcome will be. Both are overly confident that they will win. Pacquaio hs said that it will not be an easy fight so we can expect a few rounds.