Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Preview, Predictions & Stats

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014 | 0

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Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri preview and predictions for November 22nd….

One of the most decorated and celebrated boxers of the modern era, Manny Pacquiao will return to action on November 22nd, as he takes on undefeated (20-0) decision artist Chris Algieri. “Pac Man” will be fighting for only the third time in two years when he faces “The King Of New York” in Macau, as his illustrious career begins to inevitably slow in activity.

Manny Pacquiao stats

Name : Manny Pacquiao
Alias : pac man
Date Of Birth : 17th Dec 1978 (35)
Stance : Orthodox
Height : 5.54 ft (1.69 m)
Reach : 66.93 inches (170 cm)

Christopher Algieri stats

Name : Chris Algieri
Alias : King of New York
Date Of Birth : 2nd Mar 1984 (30)
Stance : Orthodox
Height : 5.84 ft (1.78 m)
Reach : 72 inches (183 cm)

As you can see Pacquiao is once again at a height and reach disadvantage, but this hasn’t stopped him in the past. The fiery Filipino has never backed away from a challenge, although it’s almost annoying that the superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. will likely never happen. Anyway, Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer, says that speed and skill will be the difference on fight night:

“He’s a tough kid and he’s strong,” Roach told the Philippine Star. “He doesn’t have the speed and the skills Manny has. But he has the power. “A lot of the guys we fought in the past are retired now,” Roach said. “We’re fighting the new generation. Rios was the first step. And then Bradley. These guys are younger and hungrier.”

Manny Pacquiao last five fights from

date opponent W-L-D last 6 location
2014-04-12 Timothy Bradley 3100
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W UD 12 12
referee: Kenny Bayless | judge: Michael Pernick 116-112 | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 118-110 | judge: Craig Metcalfe 116-112 
WBO World welterweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel)
2013-11-24 Brandon Rios 3111
Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China W UD 12 12
referee: Genaro Rodriguez | judge: Lisa Giampa 119-109 | judge: Michael Pernick 120-108 | judge: Manfred Kuechler 118-110 
vacant WBO International welterweight title
2012-12-08 Juan Manuel Marquez 5461
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA L KO 6 12
time: 2:59 | referee: Kenny Bayless | judge: Adalaide Byrd 47-46 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 47-46 | judge: John Keane 47-46 
2012-06-09 Timothy Bradley 2800
MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA L SD 12 12
referee: Robert Byrd | judge: Duane Ford 113-115 | judge: C.J. Ross 113-115 | judge: Jerry Roth 115-113 
WBO World welterweight title (supervisor: Istvan Kovacs)
2011-11-12 Juan Manuel Marquez 5351
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA W MD 12 12
referee: Tony Weeks | judge: Dave Moretti 115-113 | judge: Robert Hoyle 114-114 | judge: Glenn Trowbridge 116-112 
WBO World welterweight title (supervisor: Francisco Valcarcel)
Contracted weight: 144 lbs.

Christopher Algieri last five fights from

date opponent W-L-D last 6 location
2014-06-14 Ruslan Provodnikov 2320
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA W SD 12 12
referee: Harvey Dock | judge: Don Trella 114-112 | judge: Tom Schreck 114-112 | judge: Max DeLuca 109-117 
WBO World light welterweight title (supervisor: Jose R. Izquierdo II)
Algieri down twice in round one
2014-02-14 Emmanuel Taylor 1710
Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA W UD 10 10
referee: Harvey Dock | judge: John Poturaj 98-92 | judge: Julie Lederman 97-93 | judge: John McKaie 97-93 
2013-09-14 Wilfredo Acuna 14120
Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA W RTD 7 8
time: 3:00 | referee: Tony Chiarantano | judge: Ron McNair | judge: Tony Paolillo | judge: John McKaie 
Right eye injury
2013-07-20 Mike Arnaoutis 2482
Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA W UD 10 10
referee: Randy Neumann | judge: Frank Lombardi 99-91 | judge: Tony Paolillo 98-92 | judge: Kevin Morgan 98-92 
2013-02-23 Jose Peralta Alejo 1010
Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York, USA W UD 10 10
referee: Steve Willis | judge: Julie Lederman 97-93 | judge: John Poturaj 96-94 | judge: Kevin Morgan 98-92 

On to my predictions for the fight on November 22nd….

Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri preview & prediction

Algieri clearly has the basic physical advantages of strength, height and reach, but what he is lacking is pure speed. He has some great technical boxing skills, but you have to think that Pacquiao will really turn up the heat with his fast hands and excellent footwork. Perhaps the seven-pound leap from light-welter up to welterweight will see some improved power for Algieri, but I’d be foolish to say that a fighter with less than 50 percent KO’s is going to finish “Pac Man”.

Not only this, I think that “The King Of New York” is taking such a huge step up in competition to face “Pac Man”. His biggest test to date, Emmanuel Taylor, was a great showing for Algieri, but his follow up against Ruslan Provodnikov was a close split decision. It seems that even in his strength of winning decisions, Algieri cuts it close sometimes, and that won’t fly with a world-beating, eight-weight champion like Pacquiao.

All considered, I’m picking Pacquiao to take a unanimous decision over Algieri on November 22nd. Take a trip down to the bookies and you’ll be met by an average spread of -1200 for Pacquiao to win, as opposed to Algieri’s +650….

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