Saturday November 22, Bloody Elbow presents live fight coverage of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. HBO Boxing Pacquiao vs. Algieri airs live on HBO PPV this Saturday, November 22. The show has a fight time of 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. Bloody Elbow will have live fight coverage, including results and discussion, right here.
Saturday night's PPV showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri could very easily go one of two ways. Freddie Roach has been adamant that Pacquiao is simply a level above Algieri. In his eyes, this will not be a challenge for the pound for pound great. And he may be right. At the same time, Algieri showed amazing heart in his win over Ruslan Provodnikov, and he comes to the ring here with that same quiet and calm confidence. He definitely has his work cut out for him though. An Algieri win would be a massive upset - let's see if he can make anything happen tonight.
Also on the card: the exciting Vasyl Lomachenko, Chinese prospect and Olympic star Zou Shiming, and a quality fight pitting Jessie Vargas against Antonio DeMarco.
Join us here at Bloody Elbow for Pacquiao vs. Algieri results, discussion, and live fight coverage this Saturday, November 22.
Here we will have full results from the entire PPV card, plus round by round live streaming results of Pacquiao vs. Algieri.
PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI RESULTS:
Manny Pacquiao def. Chris Algieri, Unanimous Decision, 119-103 x 2, 120-102 - See round by round recap below.
Zou Shiming def. Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym, Unanimous Decision, 119-106 x 2, 120-103 - Pretty impressive that Kwanpichit even made it to the final bell, as he was badly dismantled in much of this fight. Shiming showed off a newfound power and aggression and looked the best he has yet. Still, the Thai fighter came on strong in the second half, making this a surprisingly fun and game fight.
Vasyl Lomachenko def. Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo, Unanimous Decision, 120-107 x 3 - Words really can't do justice to Lomachenko's performance here. The incredibly gifted fighter looked like one of the absolute best fighters in the world here, completely dismantling Piriyapinyo despite suffering a left hand injury early in the fight. Lomachenko is an amazing talent.
Jessie Vargas def. Antonio DeMarco, Unanimous Decision, 116-112 x 3 - Good fight with a lot of nice action. Vargas took control nicely in the middle rounds, and while DeMarco gave it his all towards the end, it wasn't enough. Good showing from Vargas in his first fight under the tutelage of Roy Jones.
PACQUIAO VS. ALGIERI ROUND BY ROUND COVERAGE:
Round 1: Lot of movement from Algieri to start, but it's the kind of movement his critics decry - more running on the outside with very little engagement. When they did engage, it was consistently Pacquiao who got the better of it. Nohitng huge landed on either side, but this was easily Pacquiao's round. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 2: Pacquiao has success finding Algieri again and gets a knockdown in the corner, though Algieri felt it was a slip. I can certainly see his argument, but the ref's call is what it is. 10-8 Pacquiao
Round 3: Very defensive round from Algieri, who stays outside of Pacquiao for most of the round, throwing little. Pacquiao doen't land a ton himself, but he does land the harder shots. So far Algieri, normally a high volume puncher, is not letting his hands go at all. 10-9 Pacquiao
30-26 Pacquiao after 3
Round 4: Once again, Pacquiao considerably out lands the purely defensive minded Algieri, easily taking the round. In the Algieri corner, they've been talking about something happening after round 4. If they want to be in this fight, that better start happening now. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 5: Interestingly, Algieri does indeed start opening up and he does indeed start connecting more. Pacquiao responds, and I think lands the better shots to take it, but this is a close round and one Algieri can feel good about. 10-9 Pacquiao, but closer
Round 6: Much like round 1 against Provodnikov, this is a disaster of a round for Algieri. A hard Pacquiao hook sends him tumbling down for a knockdown, and though he gets up, he finds himself under a swarming attack in the corner and knocked down a second time. Again, Algieri calls it a slip, but again, it's officially a knockdown. 10-7 Pacquiao
Round 7: Algieri back to boxing here, finally getting that fast jab working. He also mixes in some solid body shots and connects at times. Pacquiao has his own more powerful and effective offense going, but again, Algieri is at least in it. But he needs to be more than in it if he wants to win. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 8: Pacquiao is having absolutely no trouble getting inside here and hurting Algieri. Despite the reach advantage and the normally solid jab, Algieri just can not hold Pacquiao at bay. This is beginning to feel like there is just absolutely nothing Algieri can offer. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 9: Another huge round for Pacquiao who drops Algieri twice again, this time with no controversy at all. He swarms Algieri and comes inches from finishing him, but Algieri shows great fortitude to stay in it. Still, he's getting destroyed. In the corner, Tim Lane swears Algieri is right where they want to be and will get the knockout in round 10 or 11. I am skeptical. 10-7 Pacquiao
Round 10: Algieri goes down AGAIN. What else is there to say at this point? 10-8 Pacquiao
Round 11: Amazingly, Algieri is not completely out of it, having rare moments of success. Certainly not enough to take the round, but he keeps showing that heart and grit. Tim Lane in his corner seems to think he's about to get the KO, but again, I can not support that idea at all. 10-9 Pacquiao
Round 12: Pacquiao stays active despite being miles ahead on the scorecards - he's going for the kill. Algieri evades well, and does an admirable job trying to turn things around, but as has been the case all night, Pacquiao just lands the better shots. 10-9 Pacquiao
Final score: 120-102 - an insane score.