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While Manny Pacquiao was trying to coax Floyd Mayweather into being his next opponent, Chris Algieri was left to contemplate what might have been. They are two prize fighters headed in different directions after Pacquiao’s dominating performance in their WBO welterweight championship fight Saturday night (EST) at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao. Read more here
Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored five knockdowns and also forced Algieri into a standing eight-count en route in a one-sided decision before a sellout crowd of 13,202. It left Pacquiao publicly calling out Mayweather and Algieri wondering how things could have gone so wrong.
“I think it’s time to make that fight happen,” Pacquiao said of the long-discussed match with the unbeaten Mayweather. “The fans really deserve that fight. It’s time to say, yes, so people can prepare for early next year.”
Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach also challenged Mayweather.
Manny Pacquiao Bio:
Voted “Person of the Year 2003” in Philippines, beating out President Arroyo for the award. Enjoys huge celebrity status in his native Philippines and therefore trains in the United States with trainer Freddie Roach at Wildcard Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, California. Formerly the champion of the OPBF & IBF Flyweight; WBC International & IBF Super Bantamweight; The Ring Featherweight; WBC & The Ring Junior Lightweight; WBC Lightweight; and current The Ring Light Welterweight champion.