Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri on Monday begin news conference tour

Manny Pacquiao, right, tangles with Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas./Photo by Associated Press
Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri on Monday will begin a six-city news conference tour promoting their welterweight title fight slated for Nov. 22 in Macau, China (on HBO pay-per-view.
Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), 35, most recently took back his championship belt from Timothy Bradley with a 12-round unanimous decision in April in Las Vegas.
Algieri, of Huntington, N.Y., is 20-0 with eight knockouts. He got up from two first-round knockdowns to upset junior welterweight champiion Ruslan Provodnikov in June in Brooklyn. Algieri won a split-decision, though some thought Provodnikov deserved the victory.
The news-conference tour will begin Monday in Macau, China and then Tuesday the site will be Shanghai. It will then shift to San Francisco on Aug. 29 and to Las Vegas on Aug. 30. Pacquiao will throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 1, and a Los Angeles news conference will take place two days later on Sept. 3. The final stop will be Sept. 4 in New York City.


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