Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. still remains the scrap that fight fans want to see but first the Pac-Man must get by #1 contender Chris Algieri in a 12-round bout from Macau, China. Pacquiao, 56-5-2, 38 KO’s, has rebounded from his devastating KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez with consecutive decision wins over contenders Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios. The unbeaten Algieri, 20-0, 8 KO’s, earned himself a payday against Pacquiao by defeating Russian bomber Ruslan Provodnikov as an 8 to 1 betting underdog. Our ESPN2 Boxing news experts broke down this welterweight bout from China. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Betting Odds have Algieri as a +800 underdog (Bet $100 to win $800) at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
ESPN2 Boxing Predictions Analysis: The Pac-Man can still bring the heat and the tough Italian kid from Huntington, New York will be in over his head. Algieri will try to box, move and counter but eventually he will have to trade with the buzzsaw that is Manny Pacquiao. Algieri is a sound technician with slippery defense but his power is mediocre and he will be facing easily the fastest opponent of his relatively brief pugilistic career. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Betting Odds Total is at 9.5 Rounds with the Under at +140
Since Pacquiao has “found God” he has looked noticeably smaller and less powerful. Coincidence? While the Pac-Man may not be the same testosterone fueled animal that he once was, in this fight his advantages in power, speed and boxing science will be too much for the game Algieri to handle. Expect the Filipino movie star to batter Algieri into submission somewhere around the 9th or 10th frame.
Expert Boxing Predictions Play: Manny Pacquiao by KO -225 at SPORTS BETTING ONLINE
Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri Tale-Of-The-Tape
Fight Night Weight Estimated: 147/157