MACAU – Manny Pacquiao utterly dominated Chris Algieri for 12 full rounds Sunday in a performance which the boxing great from the Philippines considered as simply average.
“Rate ko mga seven,” said the world welterweight champion when asked to grade his showing against the American challenger on a scale of 1 to 10.
Pacquiao said he’s reserving his best for no less than Floyd Mayweather Jr., who people are anticipating to be his next opponent at least seven months from now.
If and when the fight long been awaited in the history of prize fighting finally becomes a reality, the 35-year-old Filipino said people should be looking at a possible trilogy.
“Yang laban na yan 'pag natuloy, hindi lang isang laban yan. Dalawa o tatlo,” said the Pacman ((57-5-2, 38 KOs).
People close to both fighters recently disclosed ongoing renewed negotiations to finally make the megafight happen by 2015 after issues concerning drug testing and prize sharing shelved previous talks.
Pacquiao also said the match should be fought at the welterweight limit of 147 and he doesn’t want to fight beyond 150 lbs just like he did when he faced towering Antonio Margarito four years ago.
Although Floyd currently holds the WBC (World Boxing Council) and WBA’s (World Boxing Association) titles in the weight class, the unbeaten fighter from Grand Rapids, Michigan twice fought at 154 (light middleweight) against Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
Pacquiao however, had one major concern against Mayweather if and when they finally come face-to-face inside the ring.
“Pag natuloy `yung laban, baka parang Algieri fight lang,” he said smiling, obviously referring to Algieri’s jab-and-run fight plan against Pacquiao.