Pacquiao’s fight strategy for Algieri revealed by Buboy Fernandez

By Boxing News - 10/06/2014 - Comments

buboy44By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez has come out and revealed Pacquiao’s secret plans for how he’s going to try and defeat unbeaten American Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) on November 22nd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.

Fernandez says Pacquiao is going to try and overwhelm Algieri with combinations, and he’s going to be looking to cut the ring off at every opportunity.

Pacquiao will be on the attack mode more in this fight than he has in his recent fights. The reason why he’ll be fighting like that is because he has less to fear from Algieri than he did against Brandon Rios and Tim Bradley.

Further, Pacquiao likely trusts his chin more after he went the 12 round distance in his last two fights. This means you can expect to see Pacquiao fighting in his old reckless fighting style that he has for much of his career. It’ll be up to Algieri to make Pacquiao may for his wild fighting style on November 22nd.

“We are training him for more head movements, more punching combinations and a non-stop assault,” Buboy said to “We expect a bigger and taller Algieri to run around the ring. We should be ready for that. But, just in case, Algieri decides to mix it up then much better. The fight would end earlier.”

Buboy is dreaming if he thinks Pacquiao will be able to attack Algieri with a nonstop assault. That’s a style that will only work against guys like Joshua Clottey and Brandon Rios, guys that stay in one place for 12 full rounds without moving. That was good matchmaking by Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum to feed his slow, non-mobile Top Rank stable fighters to Pacquiao to make him look good. But those guys are completely 100% different from the style of fighting that Algieri has.

Algieri’s not going to be hanging around for Pacquiao to attack him with an all-out assault. Algieri is too smart for that. He’s not a primitive fighter with no skills or no ability to think. Aligeri is going to be looking to out-wit Pacquiao, and expose his poor mobility.

“We will employ non-stop pressure. Our fighting congressman will chase him wherever he goes. Then try to throw three to five punching combinations to the head and body,” Fernandez said.
Again, Buboy is talking about a strategy that will only work for Pacquiao if Algieri comes into the fight choosing to stand with his feet in cement for 12 rounds like Rios and Clottey did.

Pacquiao is training for the wrong opponent if his plan is to throw nonstop combinations, because you can’t do that against Algieri because of his constant movement.

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