• Pacquiao camp confident of Algieri fight revenue potential


    Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTO

    Responding to the cold reception of boxing fans to the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri fight, Pacman’s business manager Eric Pineda said that they are confident that the bout has huge revenue potential.

    “He’s Pacquiao, It’s Pacquiao, and he has a lot of following around the world,” Pineda told The Manila Times on Thursday in a phone interview. “We’re not worried about the pay-per-view outcome because we’re expecting many fans will watch and support us.”

    But Pineda said they were expecting that the revenue would go down a little bit this time mainly because the fight would not happen in America.

    “That’s natural. It might go down a bit, but there’s no major effect.” He said

    The defending World Boxing Organization welterweight titleholder, Pacquiao (56-5-2 win-loss-draw record with 38 knockouts), is set to fight unbeaten American Algieri on November 22, in a title match at the Cotai Arena in Venetian Hotel in Macau, China.

    Pacquiao’s last fight against Timothy Bradley in April posted a $750, 000 to $800, 000 pay per-per-view revenue according to Top Rank Promotion boss Bob Arum.

    Meanwhile Pacquiao’s archrival Marquez predicted that Pacman would KO the “unfamiliar” Algieri.

    “I believe that Pacquiao can win by knockout. He [Algieri] has a slim chance of winning. Algieri is strong and he’s durable. He has also boxing ability, as he’s shown against Ruslan Provodnikov—but he doesn’t have the style to beat Pacquiao, who has great speed and power,” Marquez, who has gone 1-2-1 (win-loss-draw) against Pacman, told Salvador Rodriguez of boxingscene.com on Wednesday.


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    1. I have to agree with Dustin – this fight is a joke. I will not buy another Pacquiao pay per view fight because of this. Now he thinks he is a basketball player too! Enough is enough. Even if he fights Mayweather, I will not pay for it because the fight will be in slow motion. I was a fan of Pacquiao the boxer not Pacquiao the impersonator

    2. Pinoys are good at fooling other pinoys. They may be good at fooling other asians but you arnt good at fooling westerners. This fight is a joke. Other than ruslan tell me who chris algieri has fought that qualifies him to fight for the world welterweight title. Did you know in now over 3 years manny has only fought one welterweight. Yes just the 1. That was his second fight with tim bradley. All his other opponents have been light welterweights. Yet all manny pac fans will criticise floyd mayweather for every single choice of opponent he has had since becoming world champion yet defend manny pac. Ive seen him called the laughing stock of the philippines in boxing websites. Were before he was referred to as the fighting pride of the philippines people are now laughing at his choice of opponent. I myself hope that with choices like these floyd will tell him straight that he needs to beat top welterweights if he wants to ever get a unification fight with him. I know i would never pay to watch this fight not in anyway at all. I dont think i will even watch it on utube afterwards. Now please tell me by beating algieri what will it do for mannys career. Not a single thing. I know his fans after manny stops algieri will say the old manny is back. But the rest of the worlds boxing fans will laugh at their stupidity. But i will also say exactly the same thing about garcias fight with salka. Those fights are takings boxings reputation down a huge notch. I say boycott both fights, lets get boxing back to a higher standard. What makes it worse is when you see what manny will get for fighting this guy. I hope the show loses money, but thats why it was made in china & not america as you cant fool the american public & they wouldnt have attened it live or on ppv, it would have failed big time.