Algieri says he’ll make Pacquiao feel ‘too old’

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Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTO

World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion American Chris Algieri said that he would make Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao feel too old when they collide on November 22, in a title fight at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel Macau, China.

Algieri, a native of New York and former kickboxing champion said that Pacquiao would find a different opponent in him unlike any boxer that he fought in the past among them Antonio Margarito, Ricky Hatton, Oscar Dela Hoya, Shane Mosley and Joshua Clottey.

“I guess I’ll find out on November 22 [If he’s getting too old]. Either way, I’m going to try to make him feel like that [way],” Algieri told Bill Emes of boxingscene.com. “Whether he is or he isn’t, my job is to make him feel like that.”

“He never fought someone as large as me and athletic,” he added. “I don’t care about the weight classes.”


But Pacquiao’s longtime business partner and fellow boxer Gerry Peñalosa said that the eighth weight world division titleholder is not worried and would just bank on his proven prowess and experience.

“Pacquiao is a proven fighter and I don’t even think if he [Algieri] has any chance,” Peñalosa told The Manila Times in a phone interview on Tuesday. “Algieri can say whatever he likes but I’m very sure he can’t beat Manny.”

The former world boxing champion Peñalosa explained that the last victory of the 30-year-old Algieri (20-0 win-loss record with eight knockouts) remains questionable because he won only by split decision over Russian Ruslan Provodnikov in Brooklyn, New York.

“The only advantages I see in Algieri are his long reach and being hungry for a title, but that was not enough. Manny is also a smart fighter now. He knows when to attack and box,” added Peñalosa. “Pacquiao has beaten a lot of good and tall fighters before and he can do it again and again.”

Pacquiao (56-5-2 card with 38 knockouts) scored a unanimous decision win against American Timothy Bradley in April to recapture the WBO welterweight crown.

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  1. Arch. Lito L. Mallonga on

    Algieri is way way out on Pacman and we all know it. The fight of the Century that
    all in the world are looking for is between Pacman and Money. No matter what they say, Arum should keep aside and let them fight as this is the last excused of Money
    that he does not want to fight Pacman as long as Mr. Arum is with him, The Testing before his fight with Money has been accepted by Pacman so now he has another excused.

    I have great respect with Mr. Arum and I am sure he will accept once I speak to
    him with my good friend who knows him very well. We have lots of fighters who are now with Mr. Arum and more will join him.

    As for Pacman, I would rather prefer him to help our young boxers to prepare for the Olympics rather that focusing on Politics. The more the people not only in the Philippines will love him buit throughout the world specially when our Filipino Boxers gets GOLD at the OLYMPICS and who know what will be the outcome not only one
    gold but more. This is what everybody are asking for. We only have two Silver Medal
    and we have been rob, but this time with Pacman will be difference as it will not be decision but KO so no one can ever question the outcome of the fight.