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Roach Confident Pacquiao Will Pass Algieri's Jab

By Rick Reeno

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is not overly concerned with the biggest weapon in the arsenal of Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs). Algieri has a very good jab, but Roach believes WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38KOs) will have very few issues dealing with it. Algieri, the WBO's champion at 140-pounds, will challenge Pacquiao on November 22nd in an HBO Pay-Per-View headliner from Macau, China.

Roach indicates that Ruslan Provodnikov was able to bypass Algieri's jab in the first round, but then abandoned his entire game plan once he dropped Algieri twice.

"Taking away some of his jab is not the hardest thing in the world to do. Manny knows how to do it well. He did it with Oscar [De La Hoya]," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

"Ruslan got past it in the first round, it's not hard to do. He just wasn't consistent with it. He was just looking for a one punch knockout and that's something you can't do with a guy like this. You're not going to hit him with one punch and knock him out. Ruslan had success early and then got carried away with it. I still thought Ruslan won the fight. I didn't think [Algieri] did enough to take the title, but that's my opinion."

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

[QUOTE=chepe009;14902171]Agree. I'm a Pac fan, but I'm also unbiased. Floyd never fought a dude coming of a Lost OR [COLOR=Red][B]never[/B] fought a 140 pounder at 147[/COLOR].[/QUOTE] Are you sure about that? I thought Ricky Hatton had to come up from…

Comment by radiotracer on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=DONDIisBack;14902083]Why is it when Pac fights only his fans are the ones hyping how competitive it will be? The rest of us are like ho hum. They discredit Floyd's opposition like Floyd's cherry picking or fighting nobodies:ugh: Imagine if Floyd…

Comment by Hougigo on 08-31-2014

thats the only problem... this Alergi kid has no power...like none.

Comment by chepe009 on 08-31-2014

[QUOTE=DONDIisBack;14902083]Why is it when Pac fights only his fans are the ones hyping how competitive it will be? The rest of us are like ho hum. They discredit Floyd's opposition like Floyd's cherry picking or fighting nobodies:ugh: Imagine if Floyd…

Comment by chepe009 on 08-31-2014

Provodnikov always Had issues with pure boxers. He lost to herrera, Bradley and algeri all who box better than him. I truly believe roach knew lil about algeri therfore didn't prepare provo to technically beat algeri, and even if he…

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