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Roach: Algieri Did Not Belong in The Ring With Pacquiao!

By Radio Rahim

Trainer Freddie Roach was not impressed with Chris Algieri's performance on Saturday night. Algieri went down six times during his lopsided twelve round decision loss to WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.

During the entire fight week, Roach told anyone who would listen that Algieri "was in way over his head" against Pacquiao.

Roach was fight. Pacquiao dominated the action from the very start and had Algieri on the run for most of the contest, which made Roach wonder if Algieri was "preparing for a marathon."

Prior to the fight, Roach felt the talent level of was so uneven that Pacquiao was going to score a first round knockout. That didn't happen, but Roach still strongly believes Algieri had no business being in that fight. 

"I wasn't really, really impressed with him getting off the canvas. He was hurt once really bad, I thought, and the referee almost stopped the fight. The rest were really like flash knockdowns. I think they were choices. I don't think he really went down because of the punch. He was just so scared of Manny [and intentionally went down to avoid more punches]. He just didn't belong there. He didn't belong in the ring with Manny Pacquiao," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MisterDeclanCor on 11-25-2014

[QUOTE=JoeKidd;15130230]There might have been more glamorous names but Algieri's style made this an intriguing matchup. Was a good test for Pacquiao, if he ever does get Floyd. Floyd cannot run faster than Algieri. The patience Pacquiao showed throughout that fight…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 11-25-2014

Yet you all picked him. Easy money for an easy fight. Good thing your team and promoter didn't get my money.

Comment by boxinggod101 on 11-25-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;15127493]Roach acts like manny just beat kovalev or something[/QUOTE] U dummy thought Algieri would KO Pac, now all of a sudden hes not good enough lol

Comment by JoeKidd on 11-24-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;15130183]Actually, Algieri should've been humble during the entire thing. Instead he ran his mouth like he was the best thing since sliced bread. Roach has a great fighter in Pac. He's just talking the reality of the situation.[/QUOTE] This is…

Comment by Ruthless One on 11-24-2014

Roach, then get someone who does, like say, Mayweather.

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