Algieri Talks Rematch in NY; Plus Yormark, Chavez, Gamboa, Mora, Lara Foreman

Pacquiao Venetian arrival 141118 005a 291d0Chris Algieri, the Huntington Heartthrob, or the “Real Rocky,” as promoters are trying to tag him, is in Macau, counting down the days to his clash with Manny Pacquiao, and I told him I wished I could be there, soak up the atmosphere.

Next time, I said.

Know what he said?

“Rematch in New York!” Yep, the Long Islander (seen here in Chris Farina-Top Rank photo arriving at the Macau Venetian) is thinking he’s got this Saturday, and the Congressman and promoter Top Rank will exercise the rematch clause which activates if an upset occurs.

Wait, is NY as site of rematch in the contract, I wondered?

No, he said, but his fingers are mightily crossed. Crossed, but he said his squad is loose, and having lots of laughs. No, he’s not tightening up as we get closer to big stage time. Oh, and the almond cookies he made yesterday were a big hit, he reports.

As for the possibility of a rematch in NYC, Barclays Center boss Brett Yormark told TSS he's most keen on landing that scrap, should it come to fruition, at his building in Brooklyn. “It would make sense. I'm all over it,” he declared.

Sergio Mora, the Latin Snake, told TSS that he sees Algieri coming out a winner on Saturday night, no matter the outcome. “My prediction is: win or lose, Algieri will come out victorious Saturday,” he told me. “He may not win the fight, but he’ll find a way to impress us. I’m pulling for Algieri, but I don’t think they will give him any kind of decision. I say Pacquiao by unanimous decision.”

My Brooklyn neighbor Yuri Foreman, the ex 154 pound champ who has stepped away from the ring, and will be ordained soon as a rabbi, weighed in with take on the Nov. 22 clash. “As you know, in boxing, anyone who is a world class fighter has a chance. I think Algieri, after becoming a world champion (with a win last June over Ruslan Provodnikov), is already a very different fighter. He is much stronger psychologically I think.”

Our man Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., on the sidelines playing out some contractual matters, doesn’t think the New Yorker will get the W in Macau. “Manny I think wins, by decision. He has too much experience,” Junior told me. And how could Algieri win? He'd need to box the fight of his life, right? “Yes, box, move a lot. Use the distance, he is bigger,” Chavez Jr. said.

Cuban vet Yuriorkis Gamboa, fresh off a win last Saturday, weighed in with his take on the Manny-Algieri clash. Does he think underdog Algieri could do it?

“Anyone has a chance in a ring Michael,” he told me. “Anything can happen but if I have to bet I would put my money on Pacman.” However, Gamboa allowed himself some hedge room. “But Algieri seems like a go get it kind of guy,” he stated.

Another Cuban slickster, Erislandy Lara, readying himself for a 154 pound title defense againsy Ishe Smith Dec. 12, is nodding to Pacman in this square-off. 

“Algieri is a good, smart boxer,” he said. “Manny has experience and speed. I think Manny wins in a good fight, because of experience.”

Talk to me, gang. Any of these preds surprise you?

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-Kid Blast :

Oh, so now he is going to dictate terms is that it? Better focus on Saturday.


-Radam G :

C-Al is seriously buggin!' Somebody ought to give him a huggin.' Because Da Manny is going finish C-Al's delusions with a real-life, severe muggin.' Holla!


-Skibbz :

Algieri's been swept off his feet and sounds like a man with great expectations.. Coming into the biggest fight of your career, one of the biggest fights of the year you're going to feel nervous no matter who you are. When you step foot into the stadium with the fans roaring and all the lights flashing you're going to feel nervous. He may not have that feeling now but you can be sure he will have it when he is walking to the ring. He may conquer those nerves but the mental strain will have taken it's toll.


-The Commish :

Algieri's been swept off his feet and sounds like a man with great expectations.. Coming into the biggest fight of your career, one of the biggest fights of the year you're going to feel nervous no matter who you are. When you step foot into the stadium with the fans roaring and all the lights flashing you're going to feel nervous. He may not have that feeling now but you can be sure he will have it when he is walking to the ring. He may conquer those nerves but the mental strain will have taken it's toll.
Algieri is halding the pressure very well. If anything, the fact that he is not falling apart mentally at this point is very disturbing to Team Pacquiao. No, Algieri is as cool and calm as can be. If anything, our man in Macau--Radam--is feeling the pressure and becoming quite a wreck. From one RG to another RG--calm down, calm down. Just sit back and enjoy the fight. We'll have dinner in New York for the rematch. -Randy G.


-Skibbz :

Anyone can put on a good front but he hasn't got the back to handle Pacquiao when he's firing at him. He's talking up a good game but you can't talk with a gumshield in your mouth, that's when you've got to walk the walk.. But Algieri will try to run, and straight into a left hand that'll have him flat on his back. Ouch!


-The Commish :

Anyone can put on a good front but he hasn't got the back to handle Pacquiao when he's firing at him. He's talking up a good game but you can't talk with a gumshield in your mouth, that's when you've got to walk the walk.. But Algieri will try to run, and straight into a left hand that'll have him flat on his back. Ouch!
Algieri is keeping his cool in all this pre-fight talk, and I believe he'll be just as cool against the Congressman. I'm really hoping Radam comes to New York when Algieri and Pacman have their rematch. Hope Radam enjoys my favorite Italian restaurant I'll be taking him to. He can ask The Shadow. He's been there. Radam, maybe Pacman will be able to get revenge in the rematch, but on Saturday in Macau, it's gonna' be all Algieri. -Randy G.


-stormcentre :

Oh boy there's been a lot of talk about this fight (from both sides). It's almost going to be as interesting to see the ramifications of the fight's result here in this forum - as it will be in real life for the actual boxing contestants.


-Skibbz :

Oh boy there's been a lot of talk about this fight (from both sides). It's almost going to be as interesting to see the ramifications of the fight's result here in this forum - as it will be in real life for the actual boxing contestants.
I've got some humble pie ready to ship out stateside for Randy. He's going to have to bring his own custard!


-Radam G :

Algieri is halding the pressure very well. If anything, the fact that he is not falling apart mentally at this point is very disturbing to Team Pacquiao. No, Algieri is as cool and calm as can be. If anything, our man in Macau--Radam--is feeling the pressure and becoming quite a wreck. From one RG to another RG--calm down, calm down. Just sit back and enjoy the fight. We'll have dinner in New York for the rematch. -Randy G.
Hehehehehe! WOW! You are making this RG crack up until I'm laughing as if I have been stuck by a million jokes. There is no chance for "High Hopes." He has gone into full manic. And Team C-Al realizes that he is going to go down like the Titanic. True da! C-Al feels no pressure -- a good thing -- because he is also in full panic. Dude is a mess. He is bouncing around and cannot handle the stress. The closer we get to the dance, he believes in himself even less. Lois Lane's kissing cousin Tim Lane has gone off his rocker. He is walking around with what he calls energy stones, lotions and oils The whole Team C-Al are wearing stone necklaces and bracelets and are greasing themselves down with some type of bullsyet oils and lotions. WTF! Hehehe! That kissing cousin TL is screaming and beaming at the media that great powers lie in his stones, lotions and oils beliefs. OH MY FUDGING GOODNESS! Dude needs to eat him some fried coconut leaves and seaweed. It will calm him right down. And he will quit acting a clown. I knew that water in the Empire State was bad. Now poor kissing cousin TL has gone mad. And the other trainer Keith Trimble is looking lost and sad. Two days and a wake up! And ev'ybodee and dey momma will see the reality of the actuality. And Team C-Al will get some contusions with their delusions. Holla!


-The Commish :

I've got some humble pie ready to ship out stateside for Randy. He's going to have to bring his own custard!
I have eaten plenty of humble pie before, even though I can't say I like it or have even gotten used to the taste--custard, whipped cream or plain. I don't believe this is going to be one of those times, however. My homeboy is going to put on a boxing display which will carry him to victory. I know Radam can handle eating humble pie, as well. He had to do it recently when Nicholas Walters flattened the Filipino Flash. There'snothing sweet about humble pie. In fact, it's kinda' tough to swallow. Hopefully, Radam shares his pie with all of you who are picking against Dr. Algieri, who will use his jab like a scalpel on Saturday night. On Sunday, we can talk about the rematch and where we think it will be taking place. After that, we can talk about who the runner-up for "Fighter of the Year" will be. Obviously, the award will be going to Chris Algieri. -Randy G.


-The Shadow :

I don't know guys, I'm on #TeamBringIt with The Rock, I love pie. In fact, I'm eating one right now.


-deepwater2 :

Well if Algieri wins, Commish will have a big smile on his face,extra money in his pocket for the holidays and the chance to say he told us all along. Since I live on Long Island I am taking full advantage of the locals. Most people are picking CA because of the write ups in newsday. They are betting me even money. $20 vs $20, $50 vs $50, and so on. I expect a lot of talk on here Sunday morning either way. This fight is good for boxing. Two gentleman all the way.


-Skibbz :

I don't know guys, I'm on #TeamBringIt with The Rock, I love pie. In fact, I'm eating one right now.
All those pies and cokes won't be good for your health.. Ask Radam for a quick cholesterol and blood sugar fix! That said, this weekend I've got a cherry pie all to my self.. A good friend of mine once asked me, Do you know what L'chaim means? I will this weekend! @Deep You're going to be making a nice little earner there Deep, are the locals into their boxing or just going for the hometown boy?


-The Shadow :

All those pies and cokes won't be good for your health.. Ask Radam for a quick cholesterol and blood sugar fix! That said, this weekend I've got a cherry pie all to my self.. A good friend of mine once asked me, Do you know what L'chaim means? I will this weekend! @Deep You're going to be making a nice little earner there Deep, are the locals into their boxing or just going for the hometown boy?
It's actually Chicken Pot Pie, Skibbz! I'm cutting down on sugar, makes you feel sluggish, I feel. Maybe it's all in the head but I still feel it. Here's my official prediction: I'm riding with The Snake, Manny Pacquiao will leave the ring with a 12-round decision victory.


-deepwater2 :

All those pies and cokes won't be good for your health.. Ask Radam for a quick cholesterol and blood sugar fix! That said, this weekend I've got a cherry pie all to my self.. A good friend of mine once asked me, Do you know what L'chaim means? I will this weekend! @Deep You're going to be making a nice little earner there Deep, are the locals into their boxing or just going for the hometown boy?
The locals that are into boxing will not bet. I'm taking advantage of people that believe the hype and were impressed with the Russian rocky fight. A few of them think Pac might get knocked out. I have to take advantage in that case.


-Skibbz :

It's actually Chicken Pot Pie, Skibbz! I'm cutting down on sugar, makes you feel sluggish, I feel. Maybe it's all in the head but I still feel it. Here's my official prediction: I'm riding with The Snake, Manny Pacquiao will leave the ring with a 12-round decision victory.
Sounds good to me, I haven't tried a can of fizzy drink for over a decade. I was told a 330ml serving of everyone's favourite contains the equivalent 12 cubes of sugar. Surely that's enough to turn anyone off?


-Skibbz :

The locals that are into boxing will not bet. I'm taking advantage of people that believe the hype and were impressed with the Russian rocky fight. A few of them think Pac might get knocked out. I have to take advantage in that case.
I would struggle not to laugh if I was met with that kind of blind arrogance. You must have a good poker face Deep, can they even pronounce Pac's name correctly?


-deepwater2 :

I actually had to back off and try to look like I did not want the bet. I also made the bet smaller than I wanted to so I would look hesitant and unsure. Anything can happen but its against my laws to not make a bet with even money on a fight like this.


-Kid Blast :

Kid is beginning to annoy me . Arrogant and too cocky. Looks like he is trying to convince himself. Just STFU, take your beating, get your money and fly home.


-Skibbz :

I actually had to back off and try to look like I did not want the bet. I also made the bet smaller than I wanted to so I would look hesitant and unsure. Anything can happen but its against my laws to not make a bet with even money on a fight like this.
More to you Deep I'm sure there are a few more running around still trying to catch the bandwagon.


-Kid Blast :

Anyone who thinks Pac will get knocked out should be quickly sent to Bellevue. Wait, I can hear the sirens coming. Take 'em away.


-the Roast :

Anyone who thinks Pac will get knocked out should be quickly sent to Bellevue. Wait, I can hear the sirens coming. Take 'em away.
I agree with you. This is a tune up fight for Manny. A stay busy, safe, look good, tune up fight. Should be on HBO with a nice co-feature.