Pacquiao destroys Algieri! Is Mayweather Next?


This is a recap of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri Pay-Per-View event!

Manny Pacquiao’s footwork and hard combinations won the night as he simply overwhelmed Chris Algieri all fight long.  Algieri was on his bicycle the entire night and he seemed to be content with just being in the ring with the great PacMan instead of actually fighting him.

Algieri’s work rate was just not enough as he was only throwing about 35 punches a round which is not enough punches to keep the aggressive Pacquiao off of him.  In Algieri’s last fight with Ruslan Provodnikov, Algieri did not do a good job with keeping Provodnikov off of him and Provodinikov does not have good footwork.

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This is why I kinda knew going in that Pacquiao would have success with getting to Algieri given his great footwork, but I did not know the PacMan would be that successful!

Pacquiao’s power would prove to get Algieri’s attention from the start.  Algieri did land some clean jabs and punches on Pacquiao, but it was clear thoughout the fight that Algieri could not hurt Pacquiao.

Algieri was in survival mode the entire night and Pacquiao was content with Algieri’s stance and he used Algieri’s defense against him en route to knocking Algieri down 6 times in this fight.  Pacquiao knocked Algieri down once in the 2nd round, twice in the 6th round, twice in the 9th round, and once more in the 10th round.

Long story short, Algieri should have stayed in The States because he simply got beat up tonight by the great Manny Pacquiao.  Pacquiao would go on to cruise to an easy 12 round unanimous decision victory.

After the fight, Manny was asked the routine question about fighting the Pound for Pound King Floyd Mayweather, Jr.  Manny responded by saying he is ready to fight Floyd next year.  Did you hear that Floyd? Next year.

Conclusion

Just another great performance by one of the best fighters of all time.  He showed Algieri who was boss from start to finish.  There is only one thing left for Manny Pacquiao and that is fight Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I will say this, however, Pacquiao does not need Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to cement his legacy because that is already secure.  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on the other hand needs to fight Pacquiao because if he does not, and he retires undefeated, the boxing world will still tell Floyd, “but you didn’t fight Pacquiao.”

Hopefully the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao happens next year.  If not, I will have to say that one legacy is secure in Pacquiao, and the other is not in Mayweather.

 

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