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Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather »

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao celebrates after defeating WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the U.S. during their welterweight title boxing match at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Pacquiao got the big knockdowns he desperately craved, battering Algieri around the ring Sunday on his way to a decision win in a lopsided welterweight title fight.(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MACAU — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn't care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he's not about to let him slip away without a fight. "I think it's time to say something," Pacquiao said Sunday after dispatching Chris Algieri in convincing fashion in this Chinese casino town. "The fans deserve that fight. It's time…

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Pacquiao outclasses rival in title bout »

Chris Algieri of the US sits on the canvas after being knocked down by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at the Cotai Arena in Macau on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  AFP PHOTO/XAUME OLLEROS

MACAU—There was no knockout, only an abundance of knockdowns for Manny Pacquiao.   Though he sent Chris Algieri to the canvas six times, Pacquiao was unable to finish off the New Yorker and settled for a lopsided unanimous decision to keep his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown at the packed Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao on Sunday.   Exhibiting a boxing clinic before 13,202 fans—about 90 percent of them Filipinos—Pacquiao peppered Algieri with…

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Filipino pride surges anew »

SEA OF FAN SUPPORT  People explode into cheers as they watch the fight between their idol, Manny Pacquiao, and American Chris Algieri, at San Andres Sports Complex in Malate, Manila. Pacquiao knocked down Algieri six times to win by a unanimous decision and retain his World Boxing Organization welterweight title at Cotai Arena inside The Venetian Macao on Sunday.  NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

[embed width="640" height="480"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36S5xe8Y90Y[/embed] MANILA, Philippines--For nearly an hour, survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City forgot their problems as Filipino pride surged anew across the nation and the world.   In the Astrodome, a facility that served as their temporary shelter, some 2,000 people broke into cheers when Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on Sunday.   Pacquiao dropped American Chris Algieri to the canvas six times during…

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Impressive punch accuracy: Pacquiao on target this time »

MACAU—The punch rate did not actually improve, it just got more accurate. Promising an increase in the volume of punches being thrown by Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach made the eight-time world champion do more work with the mitts at the gym. Roach also brought in sparring partners with busy, rangy styles like Viktor Postol and Sta Matryniouk. Their efforts obviously paid off in Pacquiao’s mastery of Chris Algieri on Sunday. The already quicker…

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Mommy D had a better plan »

Chris Algieri’s corner kept on saying in-between rounds that their fighter was “right where we want to be.”  This was all right in the early rounds against Manny Pacquiao.  And even when the American was floored in the second round, the coaching seemed to be well placed. But after the sixth round, Algieri was decked twice more. The coaching pitch was still the same.  It was clear that Algieri was not…

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Bewildered loser calls clear winner ‘the greatest’ »

MACAU—After being brought to Sunday school by Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri labeled the first man to beat him in the boxing ring “the greatest.” Admitting that he was outfought and outfoxed by the eight-division world champion in their showdown for Pacquiao’s World Boxing Organization welterweight crown at The Venetian Macao, Algieri said he will use the lessons he learned from the Pacquiao fight to improve his craft. Algieri, who claims to have…

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Prof. Pacquiao gives Algieri master class »

MACAU—When Chris Algieri fought Ruslan Provodnikov last June, he caught the attention of five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach. Pitted against Manny Pacquiao, however, Algieri disappointed Roach on Sunday. Roach said the Algieri he saw in Macau was a far cry from the tough, resilient boxer who fought back from two first-round knockdowns to stun the Russian Provodnikov and capture the Wold Boxing Organization light welterweight crown. “He showed heart and balls,”…

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