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 Last update:  6/16/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Roach Says Pacquiao is No Provodnikov, Credits NYSAC
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Trainer Freddie Roach saw no reason for the New York State Athletic Commission to stop Saturday's fight between Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri. Algieri was dropped twice in the first round. The punch which caused first knockdown injured Algieri's right eye and it swelled completely shut by the later rounds.

Some wondered if the NYSAC should have stopped the fight to protect Algieri's eye. Roach is not one of those critics. The fight was allowed to continue and Algieri boxed his way to a twelve round split decision and captured the WBO junior welterweight title.

"No, I don't think it should have been stopped. I like fights to go on and they gave him a chance. They eye, I don't think he could see too good out of it, but I've had fighters like that before. In my era they let the fights go on a little bit longer. But in some states they may have stopped the fight. I think it was the right choice [to let it continue] because he never quit," Roach said.

With the win on Saturday night, Algieri is now in line to face one of Roach's other star fighters, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, in the fall. But Roach warns that Pacquiao is no Provodnikov.

"Manny and Ruslan are kind of opposites. Ruslan is a power puncher and a knockout artist. Manny, well at 140 he's a knockout artist, but at 147 he doesn't have a lot of knockouts. He only has a couple at that weight. He's a better boxer than Ruslan. They are a bit like opposites," Roach told BoxingScene.com. 

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Ruslan Provodnikov , Freddie Roach , Chris Algieri



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comment by LAPete, on 06-17-2014
[QUOTE=Evol]im not saying roach is hating, im saying he usually hold grudges over guys that beat his fighter. when peterson beat khan, roach said peterson can get it with manny, when danny beat khan roach said the same thing. now with algiere, roach is singing the same tune. manny is his bail out...

comment by PacmanP4PLegend, on 06-16-2014
[QUOTE=hitking]No matter the topic. When this f@gg0t posts, all roads lead to Floyd.[/QUOTE] This sport never ceases to amaze me..

comment by hitking, on 06-16-2014
[QUOTE=Evol]he's not. he said i'd rather see him fight a rematch first. thats not telling algeri what to do. i wont fight him unless he leaves his promoter first. thats telling someone what to do.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Evol]wasnt trying to say u were. but floyd vs khan would be more realistic. ma...

comment by Bronx2245, on 06-16-2014
[QUOTE=hitking]I don't really see the purpose of that fight. Andrade is 6"-7" taller than Manny. And Manny has already won a fake belt in that division.[/QUOTE] You're probably right, that's too much reach.

comment by Bronx2245, on 06-16-2014
[QUOTE=HAY-B]So if Manny and Chris fight, will it be @ 140 or 147?[/QUOTE]I think it will be at 140. Freddie has been trying to talk Manny into moving down to 140 since the Bradley fight. I believe that's why Algeri and Danny Garcia are being talked up as a backup plan for JMM.

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