MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao dominates Christopher Algieri, despite the latter’s physical advantages in an action-packed slugfest that ended in a unanimous decision victory for Pacquiao at the Venetian Macau today.
Manny Pacquiao knocked Chris Algieri down for a total of 6 times, but did not score a knockout. The fight ended with Manny Pacquiao retaining his title via unanimous decision.
Pacquiao scored an early knockdown in the second round, catching Chris while he was moving backwards. He knocks Algieri again twice on the sixth and ninth rounds. A right hook on the 10th round resulted in the sixth and final knockdown.
He’s going to fight me? YES! YES!!! – Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Chris Algieri went into the fight with a 4 inch height advantage and 6 pounds weight advantage. Prior to the fight the boxer from New York, USA Chris Algieri had a clean record of 20 wins with 8 knockouts and no loss.
Algieri’s record goes down to 20 wins with 1 loss, while Manny Pacquiao’s record goes up to 57 wins, 5 losses, and 2 draws.
When asked about Floyd Mayweather Jr, during the post-fight interview, Manny responded in a joking manner, smiling “He’s going to fight me? YES! YES!!!”
“Well uh I think I’m ready to fight next year for him,” adds Manny.
Manny’s funny response is a play on a television commercial that he did for Foot Locker, where he repeatedly said “He’s going to fight me? YES YESS!!”
Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri: round highlights
ROUND 1: Algieri slips, causing the crowd to go wild. Pacquiao dominant early. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 2: Algieri gets caught by Manny while backing up, falls down. Ref calls early knockdown for Pacquiao. 10-8 Pacquiao
ROUND 3: More feeling out. Pacquiao lands a left straight to the gut followed by a solid right hook to the head 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 4: Pacquiao lands some good, hard shots. Algieri doing a good job trying to go toe-to-toe with Manny. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 5: Algieri manages to recover and land some clean shots, grazes Manny with a straight right. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 6: Algieri hits Manny on the belt line. Hard right by Pacquiao stuns Algieri. Another hit and Algieri goes down again. 10-7 Pacquiao
ROUND 7: Algieri still trying to recover. Pacquiao looking fresh. A few good shots from both camps. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 8: Okay performance from Chris. Pacquiao still dominates with punch volume. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 9: Pacquiao knocks Algieri down with straight left cross, puts. Pacquiao rushes for second knockdown. 10-7 Pacquiao
ROUND 10: Pacquiao lands a right hook on Algieri’s chin, scoring a knockdown. Chris up after 8 counts. 10-8 Pacquiao
ROUND 11: Pacquiao slows down while Algieri tries to recover. 10-9 Pacquiao
ROUND 12: Not much action as both fighters go the distance. 10-9 Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao vs Christopher Algieri: tale of the tape
|MANNY PACQUIAO||CHRIS ALGIERI|
|Record||56-5-2, 38 KOs||20-0, 8 KOs|
|Hometown||Kibawe, Philippines||Huntington, N.Y.|