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Manny Pacquiao, with eye on Mayweather, knows to take Chris Algieri seriously

By GREG LOGAN  greg.logan@newsday.com

The carrot on the stick -- a mega-millions fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- still is dangling just beyond Manny Pacquiao's grasp. Now that Pacquiao is closing in on his 36th birthday in December and has begun to show the wear and tear of 63 pro fights over a 19-year career, Mayweather's representatives have laid the groundwork for serious negotiations.

But Pacquiao must clear one last hurdle to reach the finish line for a Mayweather fight. He still has to get past Huntington's Chris Algieri in their WBO welterweight title fight Nov. 22 in Macau.

It's a fair bet Pacquiao never had heard of Algieri before the latter upset Ruslan Provodnikov for the WBO junior lightweight title by split decision in June. When he was in New York in September on the promotion tour, Pacquiao kiddingly played along with a reporter asking what he thought when Top Rank promoter Bob Arum offered him Algieri.

"Chris who?" Pacquiao said to a burst of laughter....

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