Trainer Freddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao’s Sparring Partners are ‘Better‘ Than Chris Algieri

By C.J. Tuttle Oct 9, 2014

Manny Pacquiao will fight Chris Algieri on Nov. 22, but if Freddie Roach’s comments are any indication, the Filipino isn’t too worried about his American opponent.

According to ABS-CBN News, Roach arrived in General Santos City, Philippines, where he will supervise Pacquiao's training camp with Pacquiao’s sparring partners in tow.

"They're all very tall, very rangy like our opponent. They know how to move, they know what I want out of them,” Roach said. “All three of them are better than the opponent, so yes, they will help."

Roach refers to sparring partners Stan Martyniouk and Mike Jones, whose job will be to emulate the style of Algieri, who has a substantial height and reach advantage over Pacquiao.

The fight has substantial implications for the future of boxing, as talks are beginning to heat up in regards to whether “Pac-Man” will eventually fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. The bout remains in limbo for many reasons, the first being if Pacquiao can get past Algieri.


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