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CHRIS ALGIERI HITS THE GROUND RUNNING KICKING OFF FIGHT WEEK AT THE VENETIAN MACAO

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Pacquiao – Algieri Media Central
       MACAO, CHINA (November 16, 2014) – Just one day after arriving in Macao, undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI<https://twitter.com/ChrisAlgieri> 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<http://www.toprank.com/fighters/manny-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 battle Pacquiao (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)
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           Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing<http://starboxing.com/>, Banner Promotions<http://banner-promotions.com/> and Tecate, the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena<http://www.venetianmacao.com/index.html>, and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®<http://www.hbo.com/boxing>, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Before the Bell, Start the Fight at www.trfightingwords.com<http://www.trfightingwords.com/>
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 at www.hbo.com/boxing.
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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