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Pacquiao in need of signature win against Algieri »

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, poses for photos during the weigh-in for his welterweight title fight against WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States, at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Pacquiao and Algieri are scheduled to fight in their WBO welterweight boxing title match at the casino on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MACAU— Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. It's also a risky business, and there are some in the sport who believe Pacquiao is taking a big one when he gets up Sunday morning in this gambling enclave for his welterweight title fight with Chris Algieri. The stakes are always high anytime Pacquiao fights.…

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Pacquiao hits scales, Algieri makes weight on second try »

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, left, of the Philippines and WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri of the United States pose for photos during the weigh-in for their welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macao in Macau, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Pacquiao and Algieri are scheduled to fight in their WBO welterweight boxing match at the casino on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao did not have any trouble making weight on Saturday at The Venetian in Macau, while undefeated American Chris Algieri needed another hour to finally make the limit. Pacquiao easily tipped the scales at 143.8 lbs, while Algieri needed another try to finally get to 143.6 lbs. Algieri initially weighed in at 144.4 and had to strip naked but still tipped in at 144.2 lbs,…

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Roach on Algieri’s chance vs Pacquiao: 0 »

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (left) poses for a picture with his lookalike Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym during the presser for his title fight against Chris Algieri on Nov. 23 in Macau. BoxingScene.com

          MACAU—Freddie Roach was brutally frank in assessing Chris Algieri’s chances against Manny Pacquiao in their showdown on Sunday for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown.   “Zero,” Roach told Filipino sportswriters on Friday at the press center of The Venetian Macao, venue of the fight dubbed “Clash in Cotai II.”   While he credits Algieri with having a “lot of heart and a lot of balls,” Roach said the American challenger of Italian-Argentine…

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