NEW YORK (September 6, 2014) —
Fighter of the Decade
Congressman MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and New York’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI, who has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring, concluded their 27,273-mile international media tour on Friday with a New York media day that included visits to The Wall Street Journal, New York Post, New York Daily News and Associated Press.
The 12-day media tour, which began on August 25 at The Venetian Macao, included press conferences or public and private appearances in Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York.
They kicked off the U.S. tour with an impressive editorial roundtable with the San Francisco Chronicle, followed by an afternoon with Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, which included a satellite tour with Comcast Sports Net affiliates around the nation. Thousands of fans greeted them at AT&T Park and Dodger Stadium, where they threw out ceremonial first pitches before the Giants-Brewers and Dodgers-Nationals games, respectively.
They pressed the flesh at the grandest arrival ever at The Venetian Las Vegas and rang the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange, where traders on the floor unanimously rated their upcoming world championship pay-per-view fight a “strong buy.”
Now the REAL work begins for them – training camp.
Pacquiao (56-4-3), the Filipino icon, defends his WBO welterweight title against Algieri (20-0), the scholar-fighter,Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena.
Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
Below, please find a “best of” on the stories, columns and features about this exciting media tour:
Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri, Have the Tour of a Lifetime”
Barry Wilner, Associated Press: “Pacquiao Has Algieri Next But Floyd is Out There”
Jerry Izenberg, Star-Ledger: “Manny Pacquiao is Haunted by the Fight Against Floyd Mayweather He Can’t Seem to Get”
Mark Whicker, USA Today: “Behind the Scenes of Manny Pacquiao’s Wild Day in Los Angeles”
Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News: “Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri Become Unlikely Travel Buddies Before Title Fight”
George Willis, New York Post: “Is Manny Pacquiao Rope-A-Doping Chris Algieri?”
Greg Logan, Newsday: “Long Island’s Chris Algieri Enjoys World Tour with Manny Pacquiao”
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Manny Pacquiao Says Fans Want to See Him
Fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.”
Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News: “Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri Make News Outside Boxing Ring”
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Chris Algieri Thinks He Can Beat Manny Pacquiao”
Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Manny Pacquiao Considering Drop in Weight Class Following Chris Algieri Fight”
Dan Rafael, ESPN.com: “Pacman-Algieri Media Tour a Tough Endeavor”
Associated Press (Video): “Pacquiao, Algieri Talk About Upcoming Fight”
Bobby Cassidy, Newsday (Video): “Chris Algieri-Manny Pacquiao Press Tour Ends in New York”
CNBC’s Closing Bell: “Pacquiao and Algieri Talk Up Their Fight Before Ringing the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange”
New York Stock Exchange (Video): “Champion Boxers Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri Highlight Upcoming World Title Fight and Ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange”
Erin Simon, The Wall Street Journal: “Q&A With Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri”
Jim Chairusmi, Wall Street Journal Live: “Pacquiao, Algieri Preview Their Championship Fight”
Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Manny Pacquiao Trainer Freddie Roach Bent on Beating Chris Algieri”
Keith Idec, The Record: “Chris Algieri Eager for Title Fight”
Damian Calhoun, Orange County Register: “With Pacquiao Fight, Algieri Gets Another Chance to Beat the Odds”
Ed Castro, Los Angeles Daily News: “Chris Algieri Relishes His Title Shot with Manny Pacquiao”
Tim Smith, The Ring: “Wiser and Wearier, Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao Near the Finish Line”
John Diaz, San Francisco Chronicle: “Manny Pacquiao Agile in Sidestepping Concussion Question”
Bobby Cassidy, Newsday: “Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri World Tour Heading to New York”
Vic Tafur, San Francisco Chronicle: “Pacquiao-Mayweather Fight May Happen in 2015”
Nick Groke, Denver Post: “Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao ‘More Likely Now,’ Bob Arum”
Colin Seymour, Examiner.com: “San Francisco Chronicle Pays Heavy Attention to Pacquiao Visit”
Michael Woods, TheSweetScience.com: “Algieri, If He Didn’t Steal the Show, Came Close at Pacquiao Presser in NYC Today”
Mitch Abramson, BoxingScene.com: “Pacquiao, Algieri Finish Whirlwind Tour on Good Terms”
Matt Boneseel, The Washington Post: “Manny Pacquiao Sings About His Love for th NFL”
Golden State Warriors: “Manny Pacquiao ‘Cross Training’ at Warriors HQ”
David Stout, TIME: “Manny Pacquiao Has Been Drafted By the Basketball Squad He Coaches”
Ray Slover, Sporting News: “Manny Pacquiao Talks Up Chris Algieri Title Fight”
Ramon Aranda, 3MoreRounds.com: “Pacquiao, Algieri Invade San Francisco”
Miguel Maravilla, FightNews.com: “Pacquiao: Expect A Lot of Action, a Good Fight”
Kim Martinez, Undisputed Champion Network: “Manny, My Future Husband and the SF Giants”
Jerry Glick, FightNews.com: “Pacquiao-Algieri NYC PresserQuick Quotes”
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Details on all the events will be forthcoming via specific alerts.
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Published on Sep 4, 2014
Executives from Sands China, Ltd., a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), together with eight-division world champion Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Closing Bell® to promote the upcoming Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event. The championship battle will take place Saturday, November 22, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.