Algieri's Promoter: Chris is The Perfect Fight For Pacquiao

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing, who handles newly crowned WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs), says a fall fight with Manny Pacquiao is the perfect match to be made.

On Saturday night at Barclays Center, Algieri won a twelve round split decision over Ruslan Provodnikov to capture the WBO belt.

Earlier this week, Pacquiao's promoter, Top Rank's Bob Arum, tipped Algieri to pull off the upset. And by gaining the win, Arum said Algieri would become a highly considered candidate to face Pacquiao on November 22 in Macau.

"It was great to hear earlier in the week that [Algieri could get Pacquiao with a win] and Bob was right on the money. Chris is a perfect opponent, perfect fight for Manny Pacquiao. But now Chris just blew the doors off and really made it the fight. To be down twice in the first round, to have his eye closed - you couldn't write a better script. This was the Rocky story. To be down twice in the first, to have his eye closed shut and still win - that was Rocky," DeGuardia told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Divine Hammer on 06-16-2014

i'd like to see algieri vs viktor postol. i think postol could easily beat algieri.

Comment by jas on 06-16-2014

[QUOTE=New England;14667091]i seruously doubt that pacquiao is going to fight freaking chris algieri. that fight would flop something awful.[/QUOTE] arum said if algeri beats ruslan he is the 2nd choice after marquez....seriously

Comment by New England on 06-16-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14667078]Oh how did i know this was gunna happen! Pacs gunna take this pushover an roach is gunna claim he hung with prov so its a challenge! Even prov is an easy fight for pac but this bum algieri is…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 06-16-2014

Oh how did i know this was gunna happen! Pacs gunna take this pushover an roach is gunna claim he hung with prov so its a challenge! Even prov is an easy fight for pac but this bum algieri is…

Comment by New England on 06-16-2014

you guys remember the cartoons when dudes would have dollar signs for eyes when they started to think about money? that's what deguardia is thinking right meow.

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