The fight between Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri nearly end up in disaster when Algieri misses the 144 lbs. catch weight in their official weigh in at Venetian Cotai Arena in Macao on Friday night. Algieri steps into the scale at 144.4 which is over the limit. Bewildered Algieri strips naked and removing a necklace with large pendant on it yet still weighed 144.2 on the second try.
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This time, HBO ring announcer Michael Buffer said that Algieri had two hours to make the weight or else he will receive a fine. Algieri who has a master’s in clinical nutrition stick to his principle as nutritionist in saying “I’d rather be well fed and feel good than sucked out and drawn,” he as quoted on Yahoo. Prior to the weigh in, Algieri’s breakfast includes oatmeal, eggs and coffee before heading to the arena.
But if he really a master of his trade, the Italian-American shouldn’t have problem of making the weight. This was Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune analogy that having a degree in nutrition, he should had missed the weight.
The good news is after almost an hour passed, Algieri made the weigh in at 143.6 on the first try with the presence of sanctioned body and Top Rank representative. Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri fight is on Saturday night HBO prime time in the United States, Sunday around noon in China time.
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