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Roach: Pacquiao Sparring Partners Better Than Algieri

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ReIoaded on 10-12-2014

Wow. Pacquiao might be the only boxer around today who suffers one of the most brutal KO's in history and still gets criticized for having a "stay busy" fight. Meanwhile, Mayweather's trainer is encouraging his fighter to take on an…

Comment by boxinggod101 on 10-12-2014

Has a Pacman fan im so disappointed by this fight. Algieri doesnt deserve to be in the ring with Pac. First fight in a long time I won't buy on PPV from pac. PPV numbers will fail than it will…

Comment by littlemac on 10-12-2014

Roach just speaking the truth, just like when Roach said Mosley was too good and wasn't ready for the picking until Floyd beat him, and when they took the fight with Oscar cause Oscar could no longer pull the trigger…

Comment by Hougigo on 10-12-2014

Totally want to buy this now Hahaha

Comment by KEY LOW on 10-12-2014

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;15015957]worse pick than rod salka???? are you kidding? rod salka was the [B]#77 ranked lightweight, not undefeated, not a world champion, etc.[/B] algieri is ranked the #3 best jr welterweight, undefeated, world champion, much bigger than pacquiao, and is…

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