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143lbs Pacquiao Shows Fine Form at Media Workout

Fighter of the Decade and boxing’s only eight-division world champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO put on an awesome display at his Media Workout on Friday.  Members of the press from all over the Philippines crammed into his General Santos City gym to watch him work out with Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach.  Pacquiao, in his second reign as World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, has been in intense training for his title defense against New York’s undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI.   

“Weight has never been an issue for Manny.  But to have him make weight four weeks in advance of a fight is incredible – even for him,” exclaimed Roach as Manny showed off his washboard abs to everyone with a camera.  “He is so motivated for his fight with Algieri.  The way Manny is training he could fight for his own AND Algieri’s title on November 22!

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Under The Lights: Pacquiao-Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 15 on HBO

HBO Sports, widely acclaimed for its innovative and provocative boxing programming initiatives, introduces an all-new special when UNDER THE LIGHTS: PACQUIAO-ALGIERI debuts Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:45 p.m. (ET/PT) on HBO. The special will dig deep and put the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown on Nov. 22 between world welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri under the spotlight.

Hosted by HBO Boxing commentator Max Kellerman, UNDER THE LIGHTS will feature two respected and opinionated experts: accomplished welterweight star Timothy Bradley Jr. and renowned trainer Virgil Hunter. Bradley has fought Pacquiao twice, earning a split-decision victory in 2012 and coming up short in the 2014 rematch. Both Hunter and Bradley are well known for their honest opinions and assessments.

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24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri Premieres Saturday, Nov. 8 on HBO

As a prelude to the upcoming HBO Pay-Per-View® showdown on Nov. 22 between world welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and fast-rising challenger Chris Algieri, HBO Sports will air "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri," an action-packed one episode, 30-minute special examining the 147-pound title showdown.

The "24/7 Pacquiao/Algieri" special will premiere Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on HBO immediately following the live World Championship Boxing event from Atlantic City. The all-new documentary-styled presentation will explore the intriguing storylines connected to the Nov. 22 fight: one of the world's most popular and famous athletes defending his crown versus a remarkably confident, poised and undefeated prizefighter from Long Island, whose journey to the highest-profile stage in the sport is unparalleled and reads like a Hollywood script.

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