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Roach: No Problem Training Pacquiao To Beat Algieri!

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is not completely sure if Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs) has done enough to secure a November fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38KOs).

On Saturday night, Algieri pulled off the biggest win of his career when he survived two knockdowns in the first round and won a twelve round split decision over heavily favored Ruslan Provodnikov to capture the WBO junior welterweight championship at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Roach trains both Pacquiao and Provodnikov.

Prior to Saturday's fight, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum said the winner could very well land a crack at Pacquiao in the fall. Pacquiao is scheduled for a tentative date of November 22nd in Macau, China.

"Algieri is a real nice kid. I never heard of him before this fight. He made a good statement with this fight. I don't know if he's quite that big yet [to face Pacquiao]. He's still a 140-pounder moving up 147 to fight Pacquiao. Pacquiao is thinking about moving down to 140. We'll kick that around a bit," Roach said.

"Possibly [he's the right opponent]. He's pretty tall, rangy. I have no problem getting Pacquiao ready to beat him. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ThatDude44 on 06-16-2014

Suddenly im all for Pac-Marquez V.

Comment by Emon723 on 06-16-2014

How low can Pac get, that's all

Comment by Xi_ on 06-16-2014

[QUOTE=A.K;14665885]you're a dumbass have you ever wondered why he trains the most champs and why he is one of the all time great trainers ever? think about that one real quick[/QUOTE] you're overrating joke coach roach........half of the awards he…

Comment by hitking on 06-15-2014

[QUOTE=A.K;14665885]you're a dumbass have you ever wondered why he trains the most champs and why he is one of the all time great trainers ever? think about that one real quick[/QUOTE] But several of those were just flat ass paper…

Comment by A.K on 06-15-2014

[QUOTE=Xi_;14665838]and people wonder why they call him the joke coach roach.....[/QUOTE] you're a dumbass have you ever wondered why he trains the most champs and why he is one of the all time great trainers ever? think about that one…

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