Manny Pacquiao dominated Chris Algieri on Saturday in China/Photo courtesy of Top Rank Inc.
The welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri this past Saturday from Macau, China will be replayed Saturday night on HBO. Pacquiao retained his title by decking Algieri six times on the way to a very one-sided unanimous decision.
The replay will be paired with a live card from Omaha, Neb. There, from CenturyLink Center, Omaha’s Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) will defend his lightweight title against Raymundo Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico in the main event.
Pacquiao-Algieri was televised on HBO pay-per-view.
Manny Pacquiao decked Chris Algieri six times and won a unanimous decision Saturday in China/Photo courtesy of Top Rank Inc.
Although Manny Pacquiao still couldn’t get his first knockout in five years, he did deck Chris Algieri six times on his way to a very wide unanimous decision on Saturday night in Macau, China.
Pacquiao won by scores of 119-103, 119-103 and 120-102 and retained his welterweight title. He is now 57-5-2.
Algieiri, of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., suffered his first loss and is 20-1.
The fight was televised on HBO pay-per-view.
Pacquiao has not had a knockout since stopping Miguel Cotto in the 12th round in November 2009 in Las Vegas.
Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight title against Chris Algieri on Saturday night in China/Photo courtesy of Top Rank Inc.
After first failing to make the 144-pound catch-weight limit for his challenge to welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri on Friday came back and weighed in under at 143.6 pounds; he first weighed 144.4, stripped down and then weighed 144.2. He was given two hours to shed the extra ounces, and he did.
Pacquiao weighed 143.8 pounds.
The welterweight limit is 147 unless there is an agreed upon catch-weight.
Algieir and Pacquiao will tangle Saturday night at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China (on HBO pay-per-view).
Chris Algieri/Photo courtesy of Star Boxing
It’s difficult to say what’s going to happen Saturday when Chris Algieri challenges Manny Pacquiao for his welterweight title in Macau, China (on HBO pay-per-view). One thing’s certain, Algieri will enter the fight full of confidence.
That much was evident this week when he touched on the notion that Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) allegedly has that hunger back that made him such a ferocious fighter.
“Now they tell me Manny has his killer instinct back,” Algieri said. “Well, come and try to get me.”
Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), of Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., isn’t just blowing smoke to help the promotion. Remember, he’s the guy who got up from two first-round knockdowns to win a split-decision over then-junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov in June in Brooklyn. Anyone who can get up and do well after being decked twice in the first round by a vicious fighter like Provodnikov has big-time self-assurance. Don’t ever count out anyone of that ilk.
Joseph Diaz Jr., a 2012 U.S. Olympian out of South El Monte, will be among the fighters assisting in the annual turkey giveaway/Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday will host his annual turkey giveaway at Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in East Los Angeles beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Among the Golden Boy Promotions fighters expected to be on hand are Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, Julian Ramirez of East Los Angeles, Joseph Diaz Jr. of South El Monte and Diego De La Hoya, Oscar De La Hoya’s 20-year-old cousin from Mexicali.
(Note: The families receiving the turkeys have been pre-selected.)
Goossen Promotions on Thursday night will play host to a card at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City in honor of late promoter Dan Goossen, who recently succumbed to cancer at age 64.
The main event will feature Lydell Rhodes (22-0, 11 KOs) of Las Vegas going against Miguel Angel Huerta (28-12-1, 18 KOs) of Mexico in the welterweight main event.
On the undercard, Shawn Estrada – a 2008 U.S. Olympian from East Los Angeles – will square off with Alfredo Contreras (13-17-2, 5 KOs) of Mexico in the cruiserweight division. Estrada, 15-0 with 13 knockouts, has not fought in over two years.
For ticket information, call Goossen Promotions at 818-817-8001.
Julian Ramirez/Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions
Featherweight Julian Ramirez is not yet a top-10 fighter, but he has the talent to get there. Ramirez (12-0, 7 KOs) on Thursday will put his undefeated record on the line when he takes on Pedro Melo (9-6-2, 2 KOs) of Tijuana in the semi-main event at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio (on Fox Sports 1).
“I’m ready for Thursday,” the hard-hitting Ramirez said Tuesday. “Hopefully, the knockout comes, but I won’t force anything. If it comes, it comes. I’m going to give it my all Thursday. I just want to please the crowd and give everyone a great show.”
The 21-year-old Ramirez, who always gives an exciting show, will be in his fourth fight this year. He attended Alhambra High School.
This card is being staged by Golden Boy Promotions
Bernard Hopkins, left, and Sergey Kovalev engage each other in the traditional staredown after making weight Friday in Atlantic City/Photo courtesy of Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions
Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev on Friday both made weight for their light heavyweight title-unification bout Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City (on HBO).
Hopkins weighed in at 173 1/2 pounds, Kovalev at 174 1/2. The limit is 175.
Hopkins, 49, is 55-6-2 with 32 knockouts. Kovalev, 31, is 25-0-1 with 23 knockouts.
Manny Pacquiao/Photo courtesy of Top Rank Inc.
HBO’s “24/7: Pacquiao/Algieri” will be shown Saturday night about 10 on HBO after the light heavyweight title-unification bout between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev.
It will promote the Nov. 22 welterweight title fight between champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Chris Algieri of Huntington, N.Y. in Macau, China.
Pacquiao, 35, is 56-5-2 with 38 knockouts. Algieri, 30, is 20-0 with eight knockouts. The fight will be available on HBO pay-per-view.