I like Chris Algieri, his upset of Ruslan Provodnikov was one of the fights of the year, but to the casual fan he isn’t well known and won’t cause anyone who isn’t a die hard Pacquiao fan in the states to pay $69.99 for a PPV.
With all that being said that is the fight Bob Arum wants for Pacquiao next according to ESPN.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, who represents Pacquiao, told ESPN.com that he has made an offer to Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia, Algieri’s promoter, for the fight, which would take place Nov. 22 (HBO PPV) at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Macao in Macau, China.
“That’s the fight I’d like to make and I think we’re getting closer,” Arum said Wednesday from Los Angeles, where he was meeting with Algieri co-promoter Artie Pelullo. “Artie is here with me now and hopefully we’ll be able to finalize everything.”
Said DeGuardia, “We have an offer from Bob and we’re excited. I’m enthusiastic. It’s the kind of fight that can push Chris higher up the ladder. He made a huge step in his last fight by winning the title against Ruslan and this would be another huge jump up that ladder.”