Exclusive: Roach, Algieri's Promoter Debate Ruslan Loss

Venetian, Las Vegas - Rick Reeno sits down with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach to discuss a variety of topics on Saturday night. 

During their discussion, the subject of Chris Algieri's victory over Ruslan Provodnikov was brought up.
Roach trains Provodnikov, who lost a close twelve round split decision to Algieri in June. On November 22nd in Macau, Algieri will challenge Roach's star pupil, Manny Pacquiao, for the WBO welterweight title.

Reeno asked Roach to break down the differences, if any, on why Algieri was given the decision over Provodnikov and why Erislandy Lara lost a close decision last month to Saul Alvarez - since many people have made comparisons between the two fights.

At that point, Roach - and Algieri's promoter Joe DeGuardia who happened to be sitting at the same table - started debating the decision, the CompuBox's numbers, and whether the doctor should have stopped the fight due to Algieri's injured eye.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HEND on 09-01-2014

I watched again and I changed my opinion a little it can be either a 113-113 or a 114-112, maybe more likely the former. But I think that if Algieri eyes wouldn't closed in round 8-9 (he said that before…

Comment by HEND on 08-31-2014

I had Provo winning, but I saw the compubox number (in almost every round Algieri landed more and he won the power punch war as well to 7-5) I have to watch it again, maybe I was wrong about it.…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 08-31-2014

Nice to know roach is on board with this cherry of a pick!!!!! I know roach didnt want this fight how u gunna feel he lost but give him a shot that wasnt roach that was pacs team goin the…

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 08-31-2014

I had Algeiri winning, and I was rooting for Ruslan.

Comment by hectari on 08-31-2014

LOL Roach is funny, saying Joe deguardia is friends with the judges and than laughing it off. Man I miss 24/7 with Roach and floyd sr or roger, these two made 24/7 exiting, the Oscar Floyd 24/7 and the Pac…

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