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Pacquiao: The aggressiveness is back

pac666By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) claims he’s rediscovered his long lost aggressiveness that disappeared almost overnight five years ago in 2009 following a win over Miguel Cotto.

Since that fight, Pacquiao’s aggressiveness disappeared and along with it his knockouts. However, Pacquiao, 35, feels that his long lost aggressiveness will be all display for fans to see this Saturday night on November 22nd in his fight against Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, in Macao S.A.R., China.

The Pacquiao-Algieri fight will be televised on HBO pay-per-view for those boxing fans interested in seeing the fight.

“We did our best in training and we’ve seen from the old days the speed, the power, the determination, the aggressiveness is back,” Pacquiao said via

It sounds like Pacquiao had a good training camp against the various sparring partners that his trainer Freddie Roach brought in to prepare him for Algieri. I’m not sure that it’s going to make much of a difference though in terms of Pacquiao getting a knockout.

There’s already a blueprint in how to avoid getting knocked out by Pacquiao, and you can bet that Algieri has studied that blueprint backwards and forwards. If he’s going to lose the fight to the soon to be 36-year-old Pacquiao, it’s not going to be due to him getting knocked out. Algieri isn’t going to stand with his feet in quicksand to make it easy for Pacquiao like it was for much of his career in his fights against stationary opposition.

We’ve been hearing from Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach about how good Pacquiao has looked in his training camps ever since his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012, but nothing seems to have changed. Pacquiao still looks poor when he has to deal with any kind of movement, and he still has a problem cutting off the ring. I don’t expect him to get better in those areas by Saturday night, especially with him nearing 36.

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