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Roach: Algieri's Reach, Jab is Our Biggest Problems

By Edward Chaykovsky

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is 0-1 against WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0). On November 22nd, Roach will get a chance to even things up when Algieri moves up in weight to challenge Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title at the Venetian in Macau, China.

Roach was working the corner of Ruslan Provodnikov back in June, when the "Siberian Rocky" nearly knocked Algieri's head off in the opening round. Algieri went down twice, suffered a horrific injury to his eye and the end appeared to be near. But Algieri survived and then outboxed Provodnikov to win a twelve round split decision and walked away with the WBO 140-pound title.

"It surprised me because I actually think Ruslan won that fight. [Algieri] got beat up a little bit," said Roach.

Against Pacquiao, Roach is going to focus on overcoming Algieri's reach advantage and his good jab. Algieri is also much taller, 5'10 to the 5'6 Pacquiao.

"Algieri has a good reach advantage and we're going to have to get past that and his jab. That will be our biggest problem. We have ways to do that," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-25-2014

[QUOTE=hectari;14884759]Did you guys just see the presser? WOW the height difference is insane, Chris has to be at least 6 foot 1, Chris was like a foot taller much taller than Pacman, and Margarito didnt even look that tall when…

Comment by larryxxx... on 08-25-2014

All Algeri has is a good jab and movement...Manny will take his jab away with his head movement and in and out footwork setting up his lead left..Algeri will get gun shy and we we have a 12 round decision…

Comment by jnrwelterweight on 08-25-2014

great reasons to sign an extension with TR and your first exclusive with HBO, and people were complaining about Garcia Salka lmao, have fun paying for this FNF bout on PPV. Manny isn't as relentless as Provo, so I at…

Comment by larryxxx... on 08-25-2014

No sh1t..........

Comment by twosweethooks on 08-25-2014

Good ol Roach , the best in the business !!!!!!!

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