Update: Pacquiao defeated Algieri in a unanimous decision. The judges scored 119-103, 119-103, 120-102 for Pacquiao.
Filipino congressman and boxer Manny Pacquiao face Chris Algieri on Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena for World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.
Pacquiao, the Filipino boxing icon, catapulted back into one of the prize boxers after losing to Manuel Marquez two years ago. Pacquiao (56-4-3) defeated Timothy Bradley on April that provided his career a lift and a possible showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015.
New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Algieri, who finished Bachelor of Science degree in Health card Management, will have a shot to topple the only man with eight different divisions champion.
Pacquiao vs Algieri was promoted by Top Rank and Sans China Ltd, in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate.
Algieri (20-0), the scholar fighter, wants to prove to the world that he is the new breed of the upcoming boxing fighters. Algieri understands the importance of this fight, and it would bring his career into a story of success.
Pacquiao will enter the ring Saturday with Algieri at a 144-pound catch weight. This is Pacquiao’s second reign as the WBO welterweight champion, “Pacman” loves to conquer his opponent without the need of looking at the judges’ scorecards.
The 35-year-old Filipino has been being followed by millions of fans because of his fierce way of fighting. However, his ability to finish his opponents before the 12th round has been nil in the past four years. He got his last six victories by 12-round decisions. The last time he stopped an opponent before the final bell was in 2009 against Miguel Cotto.
In this fight, Algieri stands four inches taller than Pacquiao. The American also has a long reach than Pacquiao’s, an advantage that he can exploit.
Algieri surprised the boxing world when he defeated Ruslan Provodnikong in June at 140 pounds. Indeed, Algieri is a dangerous fighter that could end up the career of Pacquiao.
Pacquiao vs Algieri fight start time is probably around 11:00 PM ET. There are three more fights before the Pacquiao-Algieri bout. One of the most anticipated undercards is the Zou Shiming vs Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym. What time does the Pacquiao vs Algieri boxing fight start?
Pacquiao is expected to utilize his speed and experience to beat the American. He is quite faster than Algieri and his punches connect with power.
On the other side, Algieri will use his length and superiority in boxing technique.
How to watch the Pacquiao vs Algieri boxing fight live?
In the United States, the Pacquiao-Algieri live fight is available through HBO Pay-per-view for $59.99 for cable and dish subscribers.
While millions of Filipinos are anticipating Pacquiao to win this fight, they are looking ways to watch the Pacquiao vs Algieri live in the Philippines. Pacquiao vs Algieri start time is around 11:00 AM in the Philippines, subject for change depending on the outcome of the undercards. It can be watched through Pay-per-view also to some areas, especially in Metro Manila.
Pacquiao vs Algieri live can be seen on movie theaters around the Philippine archipelago. Some establishments like hotels, restaurants, and resorts are offering the fight with entrance fee. Also, politicians in towns and cities provide public viewing of Pacquiao vs Algieri live in their respective sports complex or gymnasium.
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