Algieri reveals game plan for Pacquiao fight

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Oct. 29, 2014

LAS VEGAS – The countdown to the Pacquiao-Algieri fight has begun.

Chris Algieri has been training in Las Vegas to combat the fighting congressman of the Philippines Manny Pacquiao.

“My coach came with a great game plan dealing with Manny’s style, getting ready for what he brings to the table and we are feeling very prepared and we are very happy where we are,” he said.

In an exclusive sneak peak at the American boxer’s training camp in this Las Vegas gym, Algieri struts off his jabs and power punches.

Algeiri’s coach said they’ve been studying the Pacman’s moves and fighting technique.

“The key to Manny is to control his speed. Fortunately for me, I had a lot of footage to watch Manny Pacquiao. Since we booked this fight I have committed all my time, everything I do to figure out exactly who Manny is. It’s unfortunate we have to fight him because he’s such a great man, he’s such a great fighter. I’m a lefty myself and he does my favorite moves or his best moves. It’s been a beautiful thing to be able to watch him,” said Tim Laney, Algieri’s coach.

When asked if he is not scared of being beaten by the Pacman, Algieri is not perturbed at all.

“I’ve been professional now for 11 years I have, you know, all in all with my kickboxing and boxing I have now on 40 professional fights. My face looks the same way it has my entire life. I don’t think there’s gonna be issue,” said Algieri.

“Algieri, he’s a good-looking guy but he’s still a fighter. So, obviously he knows that his face can be busted up in a fight. Look what happened when he beat Provodnikov. Provodnikov in the first round closed his eye, and when you see Chris celebrating for his victory, he looked like he had been through a machine, you know, a tractor that ran over him. So yeah, I mean you know, but they’re young men and so one thing that’s wonderful is they heal quickly,” boxing promoter Bob Arum said.

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