Algieri offered to fight Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum AFP FILE PHOTOS

Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum AFP FILE PHOTOS

Top Rank Promotion boss Bob Arum said on Wednesday that he offered unbeaten World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri to fight Manny Pacquiao on November 22, in Macau, China.

Algieri’s promoter Joe De–Guardia said that a formal agreement could be reached in the coming days.

“We have a Pacquiao offer on the table and we are negotiating that actually as we speak,” DeGuardia told Mitch Ab–ramson of New York Daily News. “And I expect that we’re going to have a resolution within the next day or two.”

“Discussions are discussions. Did I discuss it with Joe? Yeah. Did I discuss it with Artie? Yeah,” said Arum in an interview by RingTV’s Lem Satterfield on Wednesday. “Artie is, as a matter of fact, coming out to California, and he’s coming over to my house tomorrow afternoon.”

“So I will discuss it further with Artie and I guess that Joe will be on the phone.”

Arum did not comment if Algieri (20-0 win-loss card with eight knockouts) is the only fighter given the offer to fight Pacquiao in November.

“I hope we’ll be able to get Joe on the phone and we’ll be able to button this up,” Arum told New York Daily News. “We’re talking serious now with the idea of making the fight. It’s not [bull]. Now, whether it gets made or not I don’t know.”

Pacquiao’s long time business partner Eric Pineda said that he’s expecting Algieri to grab the chance to fight Pacquiao (56-5-2 win-loss-draw card with 38 knockouts).

“Most likely, Pacquiao would fight Algieri. The announcement will come in the next few days,” Pineda told The Manila Times on Wednesday in a phone interview. “They’ve talked already. And when Mike Koncz arrives here, I’m sure it will be announced formally.”

Algieri, 30, a resident of Huntington, Long Island New York, USA, scored a split decision win over Russian Ruslan Provodnikov to capture the WBO junior welterweight crown on June 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


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    Bub rum, don’t try to change the future fight of this century, let the two boxer fight of this century to know which is the best one champion on the ring.

  2. pacquiao-mayweather is the fight which the world boxing fans are yearning to see/view in their respective televisions. pls. have it push through for the sake of the fans and to see who is the real champion…….

  3. Bob Arum should stop taking boxers to fight Pacman. What we are all waiting
    for is the Fight of the CENTURY between Money Mayweather and Pacman.
    The only way to do it is for Arum to get out of the contract so this can
    be done. He has made a lot of money already from Pacman and there are more
    Filipino Boxers that he can promote in the years ahead anyways.

    I am pretty sure there will be someone who can package this fight of the
    Century, who knows it might be a Filipino who can do it.

    This will be bigger than the Trilla of Manila between Ali & Frazer. Let this time be
    promoted by Filipinos. I am sure Money will consider it. As long as the Venue will
    be in North America and not overseas. There will be no more excuses for him this time around.

    • with or without arum mayweather will not fight pacman… stop asking for the fight which will never happen. watch the fight whoever the protagonist above the ring.