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 Last update:  7/8/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Arum: Pacquiao vs. Algieri in Serious Talks For 11/22
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By Edward Chaykovsky

According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, a formal offer has been made to WBO 140-pound champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs) to face Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38KOs), the WBO beltholder at welterweight, on November 22nd in Macau, China.

Arum and Algieri's promoter, Joe DeGuardia told the New York Daily News that an agreement could be reached in the coming days.

"I hope we'll be able to get Joe on the phone and we'll be able to button this up," Arum said in a phone interview. "We're talking serious now with the idea of making the fight. It's not bullsh*t. Now, whether it gets made or not I don't know."

Algieri, who fought with a closed eye, pulled off an upset decision of heavily favored Ruslan Provodnikov from June 14 at Barclays Center.

"It's the best possible fight out there for Chris," DeGuardia said. "He did great in the Ruslan fight and he did great there but fighting Pacquiao puts him on a completely different level and a win against Pacquiao makes him a star, a legitimate and true star."

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Bob Arum , Chris Algieri , Pacquiao-Algieri , Pacquiao vs. Algieri


 

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comment by The Big Dunn, on 07-10-2014
[QUOTE=WESS]or Pac vs Clottey, Margarito, and Mosley PPV sh*t shows rather than fighting the best at that time. Let alone the Rios PPV "fight".. And people wonder why his PPV numbers keep dropping while his hype nearly vanished along with it. Bob is working extra hard to bring it back by ...

comment by WESS, on 07-10-2014
[QUOTE=4Corners]Imagine if Floyd fought someone like Algieri.....Oh god the responses on here Gotta love Arum talking about only big time fights need to be PPV....and he proceeds to give us Pacquiao-Algieri LOL[/QUOTE] or Pac vs Clottey, Margarito, and Mosley PPV sh*t shows rather than figh...

comment by IMDAZED, on 07-10-2014
[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck]Does HBO have a say in PPV fights?[/QUOTE] Yep. Thry have the right to accept or turn down anything presented by promoters.

comment by fighter1234, on 07-10-2014
I'm gonna laugh so hard if this fight actually gets made. "Pac is all for the fans doe" :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

comment by 4Corners, on 07-10-2014
Imagine if Floyd fought someone like Algieri.....Oh god the responses on here Gotta love Arum talking about only big time fights need to be PPV....and he proceeds to give us Pacquiao-Algieri LOL

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