By Radio Rahim
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is very annoyed with what he believes to be arrogance from Chris Algieri, who vowed to dominate WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night at the Venetian in Macau, China.
Roach is also tired of hearing about Algieri being the "Real Rocky" and how Algieri is a superstar in the making. The veteran coach is expecting Pacquiao to overwhelm and stop Algieri inside the distance.
"He's not fighting Ruslan Provodnikov, he's fighting Manny Pacquiao. Ruslan is a young up and coming fighter without experience. If Manny gets him in a bad position, he's not going to blow the fight and not finish the guy. He's a veteran. Algieri is in way over his head. I'm not worried about this fight at all," Roach told BoxingScene.com.
"He is deep water. He's so cocky. He better back it up because I think Manny is going to go out there and knock him out in the first round. He's under my skin. He thinks he's a superstar already. They think he's Rocky Balboa. This ain't a f***ing movie - I can guarantee that."