Pacquiao-Algieri Update

BY Michael Woods ON June 23, 2014
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Chris Algieris' promoter Joe DeGuardia wasn't put off by the report that MannyPacquiao advisor Michael Koncz said that Algieri was "not in our sights."

The NY-based dealmaker, who rolled the dice when he took local hero Algieri, the brightest pugilistic light out of Long Island since Gerry Cooney, a guy who kept the ticket sellers at his "home" venue, the Paramount in his native Huntington, quite busy a few times a year, told TSS that he's still looking to make Pacquiao-Algieri.

Koncz, as quoted on Boxing Scene, said that Algieri is not a name in the mix, at this time, for Manny's next, in November. Then again, Koncz also said that JuanManuel Marquez is also not being considered for another Manny fight, so perhaps the advisor was simply in a "no" mode when the writer caught him.

DeGuardia said he has been in touch with Top Rank, has given them an idea of what it would take monetarily get Pacquiao-Algieri made, on their end; the promoter called that ask "reasonable."

No, DeGuardia didn't read Koncz' take on an Algieri fight as a permanent stop sign by any means. "It could mean (that Koncz is advising against a Pacquiao-Algieri fight and that he thinks Algieri is a bad style match for Pacquiao), but I think it is open to different interpretations," he said.

DeGuardia acknowledged that Pacman is the man, so the ball is in his court, and any time frame would be reliant on his movements. Regardless, DeGuardia foresees Algieri taking a bit more time off, and next gloving up in the fall, be it early October, or in November, most likely.

I pressed him for the names of other potential waltz partners but he said he's focused No. 1 on Pacquiao…and would only pursue other options if it became crystal clear Team Pacquiao didn't want to see if Pacman could be a better ring general against the Long Islander than Ruslan Provodnikov was able to be. "I don't want to play any games," DeGuardia said. "If we learn that fight is not in our grasp, then we'd go someplace else."

Algieri is still in soak-up-the-love mode, the promoter said. On Monday morning, he did a hit on Fox, talking up a charity event. Good for him; us tappers are too often obsessed with what's next, instead of focusing on the aroma of the rose garden we are standing in.

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thegreyman says:


title="Pacquiao-Algieri Update"

Chris Algieris' promoter Joe DeGuardia wasn't put off by the report that MannyPacquiao advisor Michael Koncz said that Algieri was "not in our sights."
The NY-based dealmaker, who rolled the dice when he took local hero Algieri, the brightest pugilistic light out of Long Island since Gerry Cooney, a guy who kept the ticket sellers at his "home" venue, the Paramount in his native Huntington, quite busy a few times a year, told TSS that he's still looking to make Pacquiao-Algieri.
Koncz, as quoted on Boxing Scene, said that Algieri is not a name in the mix, at this time, for Manny's next, in November. Then again, Koncz also said that JuanManuel Marquez is also not being considered for another Manny fight, so perhaps the advisor was simply in a "no" mode when the writer caught him.
DeGuardia said he has been in touch with Top Rank, has given them an idea of what it would take monetarily get Pacquiao-Algieri made, on their end; the promoter called that ask "reasonable."
No, DeGuardia didn't read Koncz' take on an Algieri fight as a permanent stop sign by any means. "It could mean (that Koncz is advising against a Pacquiao-Algieri fight and that he thinks Algieri is a bad style match for Pacquiao), but I think it is open to different interpretations," he said.
DeGuardia acknowledged that Pacman is the man, so the ball is in his court, and any time frame would be reliant on his movements. Regardless, DeGuardia foresees Algieri taking a bit more time off, and next gloving up in the fall, be it early October, or in November, most likely.
I pressed him for the names of other potential waltz partners but he said he's focused No. 1 on Pacquiao…and would only pursue other options if it became crystal clear Team Pacquiao didn't want to see if Pacman could be a better ring general against the Long Islander than Ruslan Provodnikov was able to be. "I don't want to play any games," DeGuardia said. "If we learn that fight is not in our grasp, then we'd go someplace else."
Algieri is still in soak-up-the-love mode, the promoter said. On Monday morning, he did a [url=http://www.thesweetscience.com/http://video.foxnews.com/v/3637275573001/3rd-annual-big-daddy-celebrity-golf-classic/?intcmp=HPBucket&playlist_id=930909752001#sp=show-clips]hit on Fox, talking up a charity event. Good for him; us tappers are too often obsessed with what's next, instead of focusing on the aroma of the rose garden we are standing in.
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At the end of the day, Algieri doesn't bring enough to the table. Unless Manny goes down to 140 to take his belt, and I would like to see Manny back at 140, then I don't see the fight being made.

Algieri's style isn't watchable enough- you can't have a potential snorefest for Manny at this particular stage in his career. He needs competitive, exciting fights, and unfortunately I don't see Algieri providing that.

Manny should fight Provodnikov, regardless of the loss. It would be a massive fight.

As for Algieri, there's plenty more options at 140- there's a lot of talent in the division. Let's see him fight Matthyse...

Skibbz says:

He can't afford to stand amongst those roses and watch them wilt, he needs to be in the main stream media calling everyone and their father out (that means you Danny!). A fight with DSG would be great. One more fight, and potentially one more belt, for Danny at 140. An opportunity to win the lottery for Algieri.

Winnable fight potentially for both guys. It's a decent money maker in the states too i'd imagine, certainly a nice under card fight but probably too early to be there for Floyd's date. I would like to see it personally.

oubobcat says:

Algieri is still in play though I think its a bit of a longer shot now than it was say last Monday. It seems the boxing public has spoken and that a matchup with against Algieri for Pacquiao is not one that the general public is too thrilled with at this time.

I still think Top Rank is hoping and hoping that they can lure Marquez into taking a fifth fight with Pacquiao.

Otherwise, options are limited. They could go the Provodnikov route and pitch it that he lost a controversial fight in his last outing that many thought he won. Plus, Algieri exposed some weaknesses in Provodnikov (well not really exposed but brought more to light) and this could be a very good style for Pacquaio to succeed against. A guy who is marketable with a style Pac should have success sounds like it could be a winning combination to me.

I have previously stated and still believe to be true that Mikey Garcia is getting consideration. The options are limited for Pacquaio and Mikey Garcia is well known to the boxing community. This could be a way too of Top Rank settling their differences with Garcia by getting him the big PPV fight against Pacquiao.

Radam G says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;56350]Algieri is still in play though I think its a bit of a longer shot now than it was say last Monday. It seems the boxing public has spoken and that a matchup with against Algieri for Pacquiao is not one that the general public is too thrilled with at this time.

I still think Top Rank is hoping and hoping that they can lure Marquez into taking a fifth fight with Pacquiao.

Otherwise, options are limited. They could go the Provodnikov route and pitch it that he lost a controversial fight in his last outing that many thought he won. Plus, Algieri exposed some weaknesses in Provodnikov (well not really exposed but brought more to light) and this could be a very good style for Pacquaio to succeed against. A guy who is marketable with a style Pac should have success sounds like it could be a winning combination to me.

I have previously stated and still believe to be true that Mikey Garcia is getting consideration. The options are limited for Pacquaio and Mikey Garcia is well known to the boxing community. This could be a way too of Top Rank settling their differences with Garcia by getting him the big PPV fight against Pacquiao.[/QUOTE]

Hehehe! My fellow TSS Reader mate, don't believe the bulljiving of pug fishing. There will be no bites on C-Al or Mikey G. And Marquez is outta his mind wanting $20mil. He ain't done nuffin' to deserve it.

Beside the real reason that he is playing hard ball, is that without that Hulkquez one-shot knockdown punch and that Hulkquez one-shot lotto winning knockout punch, Da Manny beat da hebejeebeez outta him in the last bout and will whup his arse for certain in Bout V. And Marquez knows it, and is seeking to cash out.

His arse metamorphing into Hulkquez in Macau ain't happening. If Marquez is going to dance with Da Manny, there will be tests done by VADA. So the fallen Angel "Memo" Heredia won't be feeding and/or injecting Marquez with that "Tales (From) The Crypt" Grorm syet. Holla!

thegreyman says:

Pacquiao Provodnikov is easily sellable I think. They are both such fan friendly fighters that people will want the fight no matter the circumstances.

As Radam says, Marquez Pacquiao is a foretold story... Manny was whupping him in the last fight, and will easily have the better of him if they fight again. I'd only watch to see Marquez stopped...

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