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Pacquiao already 143 lbs for Algieri fight

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao opened up his gym to the media earlier today in General Santos, Philippines to discuss his November 22 title defense against Chris Algieri.

Trainer Freddie Roach boasted that Pacquiao was already on weight, currently at 143 pounds for the welterweight fight.

“Weight has never been an issue for Manny.  But to have him make weight four weeks in advance of a fight is incredible – even for him,” exclaimed Roach as Manny showed off his washboard abs to everyone with a camera.  “He is so motivated for his fight with Algieri.  The way Manny is training he could fight for his own and Algieri’s title on November 22!

“Being in the ring with someone as tall as Algieri may be unusual for Manny but it is far from intimidating.  Sparring partners Viktor Postal, the undefeated WBC No. 1 super lightweight contender, Stan Martyniouk and Mike Jones are more than preparing Manny for his upcoming title defense.  If Algieri’s camp was seeing what I’m seeing here they would be adding worry beads to the collection of power stones they wear.”

Pacquiao’s fight with Algieri will take place in Macau, China, with the defending champion having previously stated that he expects to win by knockout.

“One thing about Manny, he loves turning undefeated fighters into once-defeated fighters,” added Roach. I expect this fight with Algieri to be one of Manny’s finest hours.”

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