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Underdog Algieri Ready For Pacquiao

Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 12 Nov 2014

Underdog Algieri ready for Pacquiao

Chris Algieri thinks he will have an advantage with his height and speed in the Nov. 22 fight.

By TIM DAHLBERG The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS — In the days before his last fight – a stunning upset few in boxing saw coming – Chris Algieri worked his regular job as a personal trainer. At night he went home to his parents’ house on Long Island, where he lives in the basement.
Unusual for a fighter, but Algieri is nothing if not an unusual fighter.

He has an advanced education, a martial arts background and looks that make the female fans smile. He also has a fight against Manny Pacquiao this month that, and should he win, would make him not only one of the best stories in boxing, but one of the sport’s biggest names.

“He’s one of the greatest fighters that ever lived,” Algieri said about Pacquiao. “But...

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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 14 Nov 2014

Odds on Algieri have went from 14-1 to 8-1, from what I've heard.

AntonioMartin's Photo AntonioMartin 15 Nov 2014

View Postjohnnyblaze, on 14 November 2014 - 09:12 AM, said:

Odds on Algieri have went from 14-1 to 8-1, from what I've heard.