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Ring 8 in corner of Chris Algieri

POSTED ON Thursday, November 20, 2014  - POSTED IN Fights, News

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2014) — At last night’s monthly meeting, attended by 85 members, Ring 8 wanted to let Chris Algieri know that they are in his corner for Saturday’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in Macao, China.

“We wanted to show our support to Chris and decided to make this sign and send a picture of us to the media,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy explained. “Chris is one of our own, from New York, and Ring 8’s 2014 Fighter of the Year.”

Chris Algieri Final workout photos

POSTED ON Wednesday, November 19, 2014  - POSTED IN Fights, News, Photos

ESPN’s Pre- and Post-Fight Coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri

POSTED ON Wednesday, November 19, 2014  - POSTED IN Fights, News

ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and Spanish of the 12-round Welterweight title fight between WBO Welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) and undefeated fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), who started the year off with a February win over Emanuel Taylor on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The fight, from the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau, China, will be produced and distributed live by HBO-Pay-Per-View on Saturday Nov. 22, at 9 p.m. ET.


· SportsCenter:

o Pre- and post-fight coverage, including interviews with both fighters on Thursday, Nov. 20, during the 8 p.m. hour and planned live coverage of the Friday, Nov. 21 weigh-in.

· ESPN Deportes/ESPN International:

o Golpe a Golpe: Jorge Eduardo Sánchez and analyst Juan Manuel Márquez will provide live coverage of Friday’s weigh-in with reporter Bernardo Osuna reporting from Macau on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. A special pre-fight and post-fight show with Sánchez, Márquez and Osuna will air Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., respectively.

o ESPN will also air Golpe Golpe in Mexico and Central America.

o News and information platforms will also have pre- and post-fight news and analysis throughout the week.

· ESPN3:

o Coverage of the press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 8:30 a.m., and weigh-in on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., will be live on ESPN3 via, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One to fans who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider. ESPN3 will also carry the Pacquiao vs. Algieri Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.


o Comprehensive coverage, including pre- and post-fight features, videos and blogs from Dan Rafael, Brian Campbell, Nigel Collins, Bernardo Pilatti, HBO’s Kieran Mulvaney, Osuna and ESPN the Magazine’s Brett Forrest.

o “Fight Credential,”’s home page for all Pacquiao vs. Algieri coverage, will be updated with features, video, photos and social media from all platforms throughout the week and through the fight.

o Making the Rounds,’s original boxing show, previews the fight with HBO boxing analyst and ESPN SportsNation host Max Kellerman, Rafael and Campbell.

o ESPN3 live streams of Wednesday’s press conference, Friday’s weigh-in and Saturday’s Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show.

o Additional video, including, HBO’s Under the Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri, HBO’s 24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri and more.

o “Five keys to victory” feature, which highlights what each fighter needs to do to win.

o “In their own words” Q&A with each fighter. View Pacquiao Q&A; View Algieri Q&A.

o Former opponents of Pacquiao and Algieri discuss what each fighter must do to win. View Q&A with Eric Morales; View Q&A with Ruslan Provodnikov; View Q&A with Timothy Bradley Jr.

Schedule of Pacquiao vs. Algieri Coverage Across ESPN Platforms:
Time (ET)
Wed, Nov 19
8:30 a.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri Press Conference
Thurs, Nov 20
8 p.m.
Interviews with Pacquiao and Algieri
SportsCenter on ESPNEWS
Fri, Nov 21
7 p.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri Live Weigh-in
ESPN3,, SportsCenter on ESPN

Golpe a Golpe: Weigh-in Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN
Sat, Nov 22
7 p.m.
Pacquiao vs. Algieri: Red Carpet Non-televised Bouts Show

8 p.m.
Golpe a Golpe: Pre-Fight Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

2 a.m.
Golpe a Golpe: Post Fight Show
ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN

Provodnikov arrives in Moscow

POSTED ON Monday, November 17, 2014  - POSTED IN Fights, News
Moscow, Russia (November 17 2014)— Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) arrived in Moscow for his fight with former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO’s) that will take place on November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow.
The fight is promoted by Artie Pelullo’s Banner Promotions and World of Boxing LLC
Provodnikov was joined by his team which includes manager Vadim Kornilov and trainer Marvin Somodio.
An American television outlet will be announced shortly.

The Chris Algeri Show Opens at The Ventian Macao!

POSTED ON Monday, November 17, 2014  - POSTED IN Fights, News

 MACAO, CHINA (November 16, 2014) – Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI resumed his promotional roadwork for the biggest fight of his professional life – challenging Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO.  On a busy Sunday in the St. Mark’s Square section of the Shoppes at Venetian, Algieri made a public appearance where was greeted by hundreds of fans, posed for photos and answered questions about his career and this Saturday’s battle with Pacquiao.


            “With one million square feet of retail space and over 350 stores at the Shoppes at Venetian I think I can get in my daily roadwork and my Christmas shopping, all at the same time,” said Algieri to the delight of fans and shop owners alike.  “I love Macao.  It was great during my last visit on the promotional tour and it is even better this time.  I am glad to be able to spend more time here. 


            “I worked hard for over 10 weeks in the most strenuous and productive training camp of my career.  I had a lot of different sparring partners, including Zab Judah, giving me different looks to prepare me for anything Pacquiao decides to throw at me.  I am 110% prepared for our fight.”


When asked how a fighter could be so handsome, Algieri responded, “Every time I enter the ring I look to improve and perfect my master-boxer style of fighting — utilizing the space inside the ring to my advantage.  Good defense is the key to preserving my handsomeness,” Algieri continued to the laughter and shrieks from his female fans.”


Algieri concluded his public appearance by presenting three contest winners with Algieri and Pacquiao-autographed boxing gloves and posing for photographs with them.


Algieri will resume light training on Monday morning and meet with the first wave of U.S. media to arrive in the afternoon.


Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring.  Algieri, who aspires to attend medical school when he concludes his boxing career, has become sports’ Horatio Algieri story!  All of New York is riveted to its only world champion as he prepares to battlePacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, and boxing’s only eight-division world champion.  All four of New York’s daily newspapers plus most major U.S. news outlets will be in Macao to chronicle fight week.      


Below, please find Sunday’s Edition of Media Central:


Greg Logan, Newsday:  “Long Island’s Chris Algieri Likes His Title Chances Against Manny Pacquiao”


Ron Borges, Boston Herald:  “Chris Algieri’s Focus, on Jab, Not Job”


Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star:  “Algieri Pressure-Free and Ready”


Nick Giongco, Manila Bulletin:  “Pacman to Unleash Furious Fists vs. Algieri” 


Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star:  “Algieri:  I Have All The Tools”


In This Corner with James Smith:  “Chris Algieri In-Ring Demonstration and Interview (Video)








            Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star BoxingBanner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arenaand will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.     


Before the Bell, Start the Fight at


Replays of “24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri,” will air on HBO during the following days and times:  November 18 (8:45 a.m.), 19 (6:00 p.m.), 21 (1:00 p.m. & 3:00 a.m.), and 22 (9:45 a.m.).  It is also available on the HBO On Demand® service, HBO GO® and


HBO2 playdates for 24/7: November 19 (8:00 p.m.) and 21 (4:15 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.).


HBO Signature playdates for 24/7:  November 22 (5:30 p.m.).


Replays of the all-new special “Under the Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri” will air on HBO during the following days and times:  November 16 (8:45 a.m.), 17 (11:00 a.m. & 2:45 a.m.), 18 (4:30 p.m. & 12:30 a.m.), 19 (11:45 a.m.) 21 (9:45 p.m. & 3:30 a.m.) and 22 (10:15 a.m.).


HBO2 playdates:  November 20 (1:45 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.) and 21 (4:30 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.).


HBO Signture playdates:  November 22 (5:15 p.m.)


All times are ET/PT.



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