KRESKIN AIN’T JESTIN: “Algieri Convinced That Manny Is A Stronger Boxer”

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NEW YORK (September 9, 2014) — Throughout his two-week, 27.273-mile international media tour with Fighter of the Decade Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, a lot of discussion centered on New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI’S belief in the power bracelets and pendants he wears outside the ring. Algieri believes they are a source of strength, energy and life improvement qualities.

At their final media tour press conference, which took place at the Liberty Theater in New York last Thursday, Team Pacquiao consulted with THE AMAZING KRESKIN, arguably the world’s foremost mentalist, about Algieri’s cosmic accessories. Here is what Kreskin had to say:

“Regarding all the talk about the bracelets and pendants that are being worn by Chris Algieri. Do I feel that they have any power? The answer is very simple — YES! They can heal and they can increase tremendous energy to an athlete — If the athlete believes in the power of a rock, gold piece, glass of water, marbles — any of which have absolutely have no power at all. It becomes a matter of auto-suggestion.

“I was asked to use my “mental powers” to combat the power of these beads. However, there is no need to do that!

“If I am correctly reading the thoughts of Algieri, I will tell you what I am convinced is in his unconscious mind. What other reason would he have to look for mystical or occult special outside powers unless, as I believe…Algieri is convinced that Manny is a stronger and more powerful boxer than he is.”

Kreskin has done his thing in the ring world before, having assessed other fighters, and chatted with Michael Woods previously.


Algieri (20-0), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring, will challenge WBO welterweight champion Pacquiao (56-4-3), the Filipino icon and boxing’s only eight-division world champion, Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena. Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate,the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®,beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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-Radam G :

Wow! For an educated jack, ?-Al is pure silly believing in power of a "stone." No matter how much he believes in that stone, he can't wear it during the dance. He'd has to depend on is "PhD in Upsets Inside the Ring. YUP, RIGHT! That imaginary PhD is going to get his arse beat at the start, middle and end of the fight. And the end will be early. Holla!