Naazim: Algieri Will Not Be Easy Fight For Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

Veteran trainer Naazim Richardson, best known for his years of work with light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, says WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs) will be a very tough opponent for Manny Pacquiao, the WBO champion at welterweight.

Algieri moves up to a catch-weight of 144-pounds to challenge Pacquiao for his world title on November 22nd in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View card from Macau, China.

"It’s gonna be a good fight. Chris Algieri is nothing easy, he’s nothing to be taken lightly," Richardson told On The Ropes Boxing Radio. "I’ve always leaned towards experience and that’s heavily favored for Pacquiao. But Chris Algieri, we fought on cards with him, this kids conditioning is freakish and he never says die man, he really, really never says die and that poses a problem with a younger, fresher guy. But I lean towards experience; Pacquiao’s experience should take over the fight and then find a way to get past Chris."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 09-26-2014

[QUOTE=Mzembe;14980355]--------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If this was Floyd fighting Algieri at a catch weight it would be the end of the world - Pacfans would be up in arms! If Floyd fought Cotto at Catch weight it would be WW3 If Floyd fought…

Comment by DeadLikeMe on 09-26-2014

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;14980070]I lean towards experience too. There's alot of guys that "gave B-hop problems," but experience is the key factor. What Manny might be doing wrong is changing his winning formula. He's playing professional basketball, no training at the Wild Card…

Comment by sicko on 09-26-2014

If he is focused on what Mayweather is doing and not focused on Algieri, yeah it won't be

Comment by BreWall on 09-26-2014

I want Algieri to pull an upset on this fight. I'm just sick of the Mayweather/Pacquiao debates. It needs to end.

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 09-26-2014

Late TKO win by Pacquiao

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