Manny Pacquiao Defends His WBO Welterweight Title Againts Chris Algieri

Pacquiao will place his WBO Welterweight Championship on the line against Chris Algieri this Sunday, Macao time. In Nov. 2013, he fought outside of Las Vegas for the 1st time in over six years, defeating Brandon Rios at Macao.

 "By fighting in Macau, Manny isn't subject to US revenue enhancement," Top Rank corporate executive Bob Arum told USA nowadays.

." Few athletes have ever equaled Pacquiao’s quite $300 million in career earnings, however the boxer has found himself in monetary hassle. He’s presently battling the Philippine government, who’s searching for $75 million for unpaid taxes, stemming from fights within the U.S. The fight won’t draw large PPV numbers in Macau.

The fight can happen Sunday morning Macau time to accommodate the live american HBO PPV broadcast. Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the eight-division titleholder, are going to be creating the first defense of his title since restitution it by lopsided unanimous call against Timothy Bradley Jr.

in April in an exceedingly rematch of Bradley's hugely controversial decision in June 2012. Fighting in Macao rather than Las Vegas has become a sensible financial call for Pacquiao, who together with Floyd Mayweather Jr., is that the sport’s most well-liked athlete. as a result of he's fighting outside of the country, Pacquiao doesn’t need to worry regarding being taxed by the U.S. government on the at-least $20 million that he’s bound to earn. All of the opposite featured fighters on the pay-per-view card created weight on the primary strive.

 Flyweight Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO), the three-time Olympic medalist (including succeeding gold medals in 2008 and '12), created the division limit of 112 pounds for his world title agent against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym (27-0-2, 12 KOs), of Asian country|Siam|Asian country|Asian nation}, who was additionally 112. Featherweight titleholder Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO), a two-time Olympic gold medalist from state, was right the division limit of 126 pounds for his initial defense. contender Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1, 33 KOs), of Thailand, was additionally 126. Las Vegas boxer Jessie vargas (25-0, 9 KOs), defensive his secondary world title for the second time, was at the division limit of 140 pounds. contender Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23 KOs), the previous light-weight world titleholder from Mexico, was 139.3 pounds.