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Pacquiao-Roach-Arum Conference Call Transcript

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, PHILIPPINES (October 23, 2014) — Fighter of the Decade and World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, his Hall of Fame trainer FREDDIE ROACH and Hall of Fame promoter BOB ARUM hosted an international Media Conference Call today. Emanating from General Santos City, Philippines, where Pacquiao has been in deep, rigorous training for his title defense battle with undefeated WBO junior welterweight world champion CHRIS ALGIERI (20-0, 8 KOs), of Huntington, NY on Long Island, their eagerly-anticipated world championship collision is just five weeks away. Continue reading

Roach: Some of Pacquiao’s sparring partners are better than Algieri

At today’s press conference in the Philippines, Freddie Roach, the vocal trainer for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), took the opportunity to point out that some of Pacquiao’s sparring partners are better than Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who Pacquiao will be fighting on November 22nd on HBO Championship Boxing from the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China.

The sparring partners that Roach is likely referring to as being better than Algieri are Mike Jones and Viktor Postol. They are certainly good fighters, and it would be a toss-up if Algieri were to face either of these guys. Continue reading

Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO

HBO Sports, widely acclaimed for its innovative and provocative boxing programming initiatives, introduces an all-new special when UNDER THE LIGHTS: PACQUIAO-ALGIERI debuts Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The special will dig deep and put the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown on Nov. 22 between world welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri under the spotlight. Continue reading

Algieri wants to take Pacquiao’s place

Unbeaten Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) is hoping to beat the old lion WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) next month in their fight on November 22nd and take his place at the top of the boxing world. Pacquiao has showed signs of aging in his recent fights, and the taller and younger Algieri could be the guy to knock the soon to be 36-year-old Pacquiao of his throne.

Algieri would still need to beat Pacquiao in a likely rematch before he could move on to face guys like Floyd Mayweather Jr, Kell Brook, Amir Khan and Keith Thurman. Financially, a victory over Pacquiao will set Algieri up for life because it would enable him to get a bigger purse split in a rematch against Pacquiao. Continue reading

Roach expects Pacquiao to be stronger at 140

It’s no secret that World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) is going through an extremely long dry spell where he hasn’t knocked out an opponent for five long years since he stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round in their catch-weight fight in 2009.

Roach says Pacquiao will be moving down to 140 after his fight next month against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. The Pacquiao-Algieri fight is taking place at a catch-weight of 144 pounds rather than the full weight of 147 despite the fact that Pacquiao’s WBO title will be on the line for the fight. Roach says they intentionally did it that way. Continue reading

Algieri: I’m going to beat a legend [Pacquiao]

Undefeated light welterweight Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) says he knows had the talent to defeat WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) for ages ever since he saw him fight Tim Bradley a couple of years ago. He saw the flaws in Pacquiao’s game even then, and obviously he hasn’t improved in the last two years since the first fight. Pacquiao has aged since the first fight with Bradley, and he’s now getting close to 36-years-old.

“I’m really in it and focused at the task at hand. I’m going out there to beat Manny Pacquiao and to beat a legend,” Algieri said via CBSSports.com. “That’s the only thing on my mind.” Continue reading

Pacquiao’s sparring partner doesn’t expect Algieri to be a tough fight

Sparring partner Stan Martyniouk doesn’t think World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) will have too many problems in his fight next month against unbeaten Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China.

Martyniouk, one of four sparring partners that Pacquiao will be using to get ready for the 5’10” Algieri, thinks that Algieri will have a tough time with the speed and power of Pacquiao next month. Martyniouk says that he learned a lot from the sparring session with Pacquiao. Continue reading

Mayweather: Khan has Danny Garcia problems & Pacquiao has Marquez problems

WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr says the recent quotes coming from a British boxing site about him being interested in facing Amir Khan are total lies. Mayweather says he didn’t make those quotes, and he’s not sure who he plans on fighting next.

Mayweather says Khan still has unfinished business with WBA/WBC 140lb champion Danny Garcia, who knocked Khan out in the 4th round two years ago in July 2012. Khan never avenged the loss to Garcia, and he still hasn’t avenged his losses to Breidis Prescott and Lamont Peterson.

Mayweather also says that Manny Pacquiao still has unfinished business with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao was knocked out cold by Marquez in the 6th round by him two years ago, and he still hasn’t fought Marquez since then to try and avenge the defeat. Marquez reportedly priced himself out of the November fight against Pacquiao by asking for too much money. Continue reading

Pacquiao/Algieri getting only one episode on HBO 24/7

The November 22nd fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri, which will be televised by HBO pay-per-view, is getting only one thirty minute 24/7 series on HBO on November 8th at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) following the World Championship Boxing match-up between 49-year-old grizzled veteran Bernard Hopkins and the younger 31-year-old Sergey Kovalev.

This is a huge departure for Pacquiao for what his fights have previously received by HBO, and it begs the question whether this will be a new trend or a one-time thing with HBO. Granted, the Pacquiao-Algieri fight isn’t exciting many boxing fans, and it’s pretty clear already that Top Rank promoter Bob Arum made a mistake in selecting Algieri instead of someone a little more marketable and more charismatic. Continue reading