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MANILA –Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are ready for battle.
As both men enter the final stages of preparation heading into their November 22 clash (November 23rd, Manila time) at the CotaiArena in Macau, China, they have remained in high spirits, and seemed in prime condition during the last days of fight week.
In a report by Dyan Castillejo of ABS-CBN News, both combatants are positive about the outcome of the fight from their respective ends, after what they have deemed as successful six-week training camps.
For Algieri, it would be his first time to fight in China, let alone outside the United States. He has also declared in multiple interviews that he considers this upcoming bout as the biggest one in his career. But more importantly for the Huntington, New York native, he believes that he has got enough on his skillset to pull an upset victory, despite having the odds stacked heavily against him.
“The answer to speed is rhythm and timing,” the 30-year old undefeated fighter said. “I know I can win. He should be worried.”
Manny Pacquiao, on the other hand, will be embarking on his 64th fight as a professional boxer of 19 years. And as always, “Pacman” has remained calm and optimistic as he guns for his 57th career victory.
“I’m used to it since I’ve been in this sport long enough. It’s all good,” Pacquiao said in Filipino. “God is with me. I will have the victory.”