There is no better time to be a boxing fan than right now. The action is on all around the globe with the best fighters gearing up to trade jabs, hooks and uppercuts in order to knockout the opposition for the glory, the titles and the winner’s purse. The fight everyone’s gearing up for at the moment is the Manny Pacquiao – Chris Algieri bout which is taking place in Macao, China. This bout may well be far away from the Las Vegas venues that we’re all used to but it’s certain to be one spectacle that no one is going to want to miss.
Particularly interesting here is the difference in reach between the two fighters with Algieri standing at 5”10 and the mighty molecule Pacquiao at just 5”6. This isn’t something that’s likely to put the expansive Pacquiao off, however, he’s used to taking opponents with the height advantage and coming out on top. With these two fighters poised to take each other on the fans are guaranteed an excellent spectacle. Manny Pacquiao has won 56 of his 62 fights (38 by knockout) and New York’s own Algieri has won all 20 of his bouts so far (8 by knockout), this is a contest of youth over experience.
The bookies favourite (by a long way) is the experienced Manny Pacquiao. The reasons for this are clear to anyone who has ever seen the Philippine fighter in the ring. The man is an awesome combination of power and speed and has taken on the very best in the business and come out trumps every time. Of course in this business making assumptions is the best way of getting into trouble but the odds being laid on by the bookies right now indicate that Pacquiao is expected to win the upcoming bout by a long way.
With the win by Floyd Mayweather over Marcos Maidana recently, everyone’s looking past Pacquiao’s next bout and hoping for a faceoff between Mayweather and Pacquiao. Whether that will ever materialise is anyone’s guess. There have been some hopeful hints from Mayweather but we’ll just have to wait and see whether the WBA and WBC Welterweight champ actually gets into the ring with Manny Pacquiao. It certainly won’t happen if Pacquiao is unable to fend off the challenge from Chris Algieri in Macao on November 22nd. Check out the boxing betting at William Hill to get the best odds.
The legendary figure that is Manny Pacquiao has led a varied career which has seen him leave the ring and take to politics in the Philippines only to get back into the ring once again. He is the only champion to win world titles in an incredible eight different weight classes. He has fought in weight classes ranging from bantam weight to welter weight and light weight. It is for this reason that fans are so desperate to see him step into the ring with Floyd Mayweather, the only other fighter alive who seems able to match him pound for pound and punch for punch.
In this situation people often look at a fight like the upcoming Manny Pacquiao V Chris Algieri bout as a mere stepping stone to the next fight. Many fighters have made the mistake of underestimating their opponents for that reason. It would be a big mistake for Pacquiao to underestimate the up and comer that is Algieri, with an undefeated record. He has the hunger of a young fighter who has the fight of his career coming up in a couple of months. He will be stepping into the ring utterly determined to cause an upset.