By Edward Chaykovsky
Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is not too worried about WBO 140-pound champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8KOs). On November 22nd in Macau, Algieri will challenge Roach's star fighter, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
Roach arrived in General Santos City, with sparring partners Stan Martyniouk and Mike Jones, to start the hard phase of Pacquiao's camp. Both boxers will emulate the style or Algieri, but Roach believes both of them are actually better fighters than the Long Island boxer. Jones is physically bigger and taller than Agieri.
"They're all very tall, very rangy like our opponent," Roach told ABS CBN News. "They know how to move, they know what I want out of them. All three of them are better than the opponent. So yes, they will help. We'll be strict, go to work, and no more basketball."