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Arum: Pacquiao vs. Algieri in Serious Talks For 11/22

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=WESS;14743225]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…

Comment by WESS on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=4Corners;14742119]Imagine if Floyd fought someone like Algieri.....Oh god the responses on here [B]Gotta love Arum talking about only big time fights need to be PPV....and he proceeds to give us Pacquiao-Algieri[/B] LOL[/QUOTE] or Pac vs Clottey, Margarito, and Mosley PPV…

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-10-2014

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;14742108]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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