Metro Manila · Pacquiao vs. Algieri (November 23) *UPDATE*
Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau on November 23.
+++ Update Sunday, 23 November 2014 +++
Manny Pacquiao dominated against American prizefighter Chris Algieri, retaining his WBO welterweight belt by unanimous decision at the sold out Cotai Arena in Macau.
Pacquiao knocked Algieri down six times in a fight that lasted 12 rounds. The final score revealed Pacquiao landed 121 more punches than Algieri. It's the first loss for Algieri after 20 wins in the boxing ring. Pacquiao now holds a record of 57-5-2 with 38 KOs.
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Filipino boxing fans are in for another exciting game as Pacquiao prepares to fight the American prizefighter Algieri.
Experts and enthusiasts of the sport are divided on how Pacquiao will perform in the match. He won his two previous fights: a rematch against Timothy Bradley in April this year and before that, with Brandon Rios in November last year. Prior to these winnings however, Pacquiao lost his first fight with Bradley and his rematch against Juan Manuel Marquez.
Algieri started his career as a kickboxer, coming out as one of the best in the world. The 30-year-old has only been boxing for six years now, with a record of 20-0 including eight knockouts. He earned his fight against Pacquiao by defeating Russian Ruslan Provodnikov in a split-decision victory last June.
Fans are banking on Pacquiao's speed and skills to win the match. There is also his experience, showing a record of 56-5-2 with 38 knockouts. Algieri meanwhile is known for his intelligence and willingness to prepare long before a fight.
The match will be held in Macau on a Sunday morning, November 23, at 8 am. Some online media announce the fight to be on the evening of November 22, but this is meant only for the American viewers. Macau and the Philippines share the same time zone.
Megacitizens.com listed down some of the venues where you can watch the upcoming fight.
Watch the match in the comforts of your home. SkyCable offers pay-per-view for only P999.
Ayala Malls Cinemas
PHP400 to PHP700, depending on the cinema.
Starting at P601, depending on the mall location.
PHP400 to PHP600, depending on the mall location.
Gateway Cineplex 10
PHP2,000 with free breakfast buffet.
PHP1,600 with buffet free flowing drinks.
PHP700 with drink and food.
PHP300 for entrance ticket only.
Reserved seat for PHP 250, walk-ins for PHP 150, both inclusive of 1 local beer.
P650 with plated breakfast.