Manny Pacquiao Vs Chris Algieri – Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip.


Manny Pacquiao Vs Chris Algieri

Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip.

Manny Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title against the WBO Light Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri in China this weekend. The Pacman has looked in good spirits in the media of late after writing the wrongs against Timothy Bradley earlier this year.

The Philippines legend will be looking for his first knockout victory in 8 fights dating back to 2009 when he last stopped Miguel Cotto in the 12th round. 

Former two time kickboxing champion Chris Algieri has been propelled into the spotlight following an impressive win against murderous puncher Ruslan Provodnikov to claim the WBO light welterweight title, and the American is certainly underrated and a very skilled boxer. In fact many are backing the American to pull off an upset this weekend. 

But I dont see it, in fact I think the American is in trouble here, he may have advantages in reach and height and will try to keep the fight long. But that wont stop Manny hunting him down and landing plenty. 

The win against Ruslan was impressive but while Ruslan’s power is as dangerous as they come he is technically very limited, and while Manny my not be in prime he is still very much an elite fighter. 

Manny’s footwork and speed will be something Algieri has never had to deal with before this is a massive step up in class for the American, he is also moving up a weight against an established welterweight and while Manny has never been the puncher he was in the lower weight divisions he will put the hurt on Algieri this weekend. 

I actually believe Pacquiao can get his first stoppage for 5 years this weekend and it would not surprise me if its earlier than people expect. Of course this is the type of pick where I could end up with egg on my face, but I can only call it as I see it. 

And I see Algieri in over his head in this one and I expect a dominant and perhaps devastating display from Pacquiao this weekend. 

Prediction: Manny Pacquiao TKO 7 

Boxing Tipster’s Bet: £10 on Pacquiao rounds 1-4 at 5/1 Sky Bet, £10 on Pacquiao rounds 5-8 at 3/1 Ladbrokes.