Manny Pacquiao came in slightly under the contracted catchweight of 144 pounds at 143.8
while Chris Algieri weighed slightly over at 144.2 at Saturday
morning’s weigh-in at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macau.
Chris Algieri claims to have pictured a glory over Manny Pacquiao in advance of 144 pound catch weight bout for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight belt in Macau, site of Manny unanimous decision over Brandon Rios last November.
With a 5 foot 11 to 5 foot 6.5 for his competitor, with a record of 20-0, 8 knockouts, Algieri claims his jab, range, timing and rhythm will dethrone Manny.
Rising WBO 140 pound beltholder, Algieri, 30, was the underdog in his last round in June, when he overcome tow first round knockdowns as well as a right eye that was almost shut for a remarkable split decision victory that dethroned Ruslan Provodnikov for his title.
Fight has been decided for Manny Pacquiao versus Algieri at Venetian Macao Macau, China this coming November.
Bob Arum stated at ESPN that Algieri promoters are making some terms of agreement for to fight this coming November 22, 2014. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum stated: "We have a deal. On my end, it wasn't a hard deal at all. I came up pretty much with what they were looking for and then Joe and Artie had to sit down with Algieri and cut it up fairly among themselves," Algieri is 30 years old with 20-0-8KO’s while Pacquiao is 35 years old with 56-5-2-38KO’s on their records.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — World boxing eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao dared undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. to face him in the ring and donate all the proceeds of the fight to charities around world. “I’m not desperate to fight him just for the sake of money or material things. I’m not the one seeking this fight rather it’s the boxing fans all over the world,” Pacquiao, also Sarangani’s legislator, told the Inquirer by phone Saturday night. Pacquiao said he was willing to fight Mayweather anytime, anywhere – and even without receiving a single centavo as prize money. “I am ready to submit myself to any kind of stringent drug testing. Above all, I challenge him to include in our fight contract that both of us will not receive anything out of this fight. We will donate all the proceeds of the fight – guaranteed prize, should there be any, gate receipts, pay-per-view and endorsements – to charities around the world,” Pacquiao said. Pacquiao added that if Mayweather is not afraid to fight him, the latter should agree to tangle with him in the ring. Pacquiao said he has nothing more to prove in the world of boxing. “I have carved my own niche in the annals of boxing. There’s no reason why should I be desperate to fight him? But since the boxing fans worldwide are seeking and demanding for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, I don’t want to disappoint them,” he said. During his trip to South Africa last Wednesday, Mayweather suggested Pacquiao’s renewed desire to make their mega fight happen came out of desperation after the latter’s back-to-back losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, and his tax problems. Pacquiao, however, clarified he has moved on from that losses as proven by his classic ring performance against Brandon “Bambam” Rios in Macau, China last November. “As to my tax problem, my lawyers are fixing it already. I’m paying my taxes religiously. It is just a matter of reconciling our records with the tax agencies both here and abroad. Should there be any discrepancy, rest assured, I will settle it. I’m a lawmaker and I’m a law-abiding citizen,” Pacquiao said. As to the reported retirement of Mayweather in 2015, Pacquiao said that is the American boxer’s tactic to avoid facing him in the ring. “The public clamor for Pacquiao-Mayweather bout is getting stronger. The only way he (Mayweather) can avoid facing me in the ring is to retire from boxing,” Pacquiao said. Pacquiao challenged Mayweather, saying “Floyd, if you’re a real man, fight me. Let’s do it for the love of boxing and for the fans. Let’s do it not for the sake of money. Let’s make the boxing fans happy.”
After the Pound-for-Pound King Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao was defeated by Timothy Bradley Jr. due to the split decision of the judges, a rematch is needed to reinstate some impression with regard to the credibility of this sport. In addition, due to this decision, a lot of boxing fans lost their respect with the judges who gave a split decision in this bout.
There are a lot of people who commented about Pacman and Bradley’s fight and they were all disappointed with the results, saying that Bradley robbed the belt from Pacquiao. Also there is no means that the Pound-for-Pound King must have lost his fight against Bradley. As everyone saw, Pacquiao led almost each round, from the start until the end, and he never hesitated even a bit. It was Bradley who found his own self uncertain across the ring as an outcome of the hard punches of Pacman’s left hand.
In every fight, the boxers always underwent weigh-in to see whether or not they reach the limit weight in their category. In any sort of boxing, a weight class is a consistent range of weight for all fighters. The limit for an upper weight for every class is the least limit of the next much higher weight class. Moreover, the top weight class without an upper limit is known as super heavyweight in amateur boxing and heavyweight in professional category.
For any boxing fights, they are normally slated for a fixed class and every weight of a fighter must not surpass the upper weight limit. The weight of an amateur boxer must not be fall under the least limit, even if professional boxers may go into a battle even on top of their weight class. On the other hand, a non-standard limit for a boxer is known as a catch weight.