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Pacquiao's Trainer Eyes KO: Nothing Special About Algieri

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

CELEBRATED trainer Freddie Roach said World Boxing Organization light welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the next opponent of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao “is nothing special.”

Pacquiao puts his title on the line against Algieri, who is moving up in weight to face the Filipino ring icon at the Cotai Arena of the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Macau on Nov. 22.

Roach told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard/Viva Sports that Algieri is tall and is a “boxer who has a good jab, but is nothing special. Pacquiao is going to have to press him a bit and will probably knock him out along the way.”

Roach said he doesn’t know why Pacquiao reportedly plans to train at a gym being built at the Azure Resort in Bicutan, Taguig as disclosed by Eric Pineda, the manager of the KIA expansion basketball team in the pro league.

Pineda said the KIA team of which Pacquiao is playing coach, will also train at the basketball court in Azure and it would give Pacquiao a chance to also watch the team’s practices.

However, Roach was not pleased with the idea of Pacquiao attending to his training, while also working with the PBA basketball team.

“I am pushing for the training camp in General Santos City,” said Roach, who added he would discuss this with him when they meet on the press tour to promote the Algieri fight.

He said he plans to fly to Manila after the press tour to begin Pacquiao’s training.

Meantime, Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler said that during the press tour stop in Shanghai on Aug. 26, Pacquiao will be special guest at a local Chinese boxing show.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 08-08-2014

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14835456]At least you don't have to pay $70 for Garcia-Salka.[/QUOTE] Why complain about the cost. A broke ass phaggot like yourself cant afford it anyway

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-08-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14834586]This fight is a joke i dont know which ones worse garcia vs salka or pac vs algieri!!!!???[/QUOTE] At least you don't have to pay $70 for Garcia-Salka.

Comment by littlemac on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=SaldanaCC;14834586]This fight is a joke i dont know which ones worse garcia vs salka or pac vs algieri!!!!???[/QUOTE] Both Packie and Danny are head to head in the running for cherry picker of the year.

Comment by SaldanaCC on 08-07-2014

This fight is a joke i dont know which ones worse garcia vs salka or pac vs algieri!!!!???

Comment by hitking on 08-07-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;14834161]u mad that pac fans actually have some standard LOL[/QUOTE] Not really. I just know that certain people on here like to bump their d1ck lix, say sh1t that sounds good. Then will be tuned in front-n-center come fight night.…

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