When Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri faced each other November last year, fans saw a relentless Pac-Man that knocked-down the American boxer six times.
Perhaps, it was the match that paved way to a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown.
Last May 12, Algieri spoke with Opening Round and shared his thoughts regarding Pacquiao’s performance.
According to him, Pac-Man was more focused and hungrier when they faced off at Macau.
“I didn’t really see anything physically.
I saw a little more mental.
He seemed more focused from my fight, to tell you the truth.
Even at the weigh-in, he was bubbly and smiley.
He wasn’t that way with myself when we were in China.
That’s neither here nor there.
You don’t know whether that could be anything,” Algieri said.
The scorecards speak for the fight’s result as Floyd threw more punches compared to Pacquiao by a huge margin.
After the fight, Pacquiao revealed that he has a shoulder injury which could be the biggest factor why he was less aggressive during the fight.
Meanwhile, Algieri will be battling Amir Khan who is a possible opponent for Pacquiao in the future.
He shared his mindset in the upcoming fight and how the “Fight of the Century” inspired him to become a hungrier fighter.
“Amir is a champion, a former champion.
I’m a former champion, a champion myself.
That will and desire to always want to win is there.
There’s a lot of questions that are being asked.
You have to win this fight.
Of course, you have to win this fight.
You have to win to get the big fights,” he said.
“That’s one of the great things about this sport: when you keep winning, good things happen.
Of course, we’re all very hungry to get this victory and move on with our careers.
I’m in exactly the same place.
This is a huge fight, a huge opportunity.
As with any other fight, I want to win,” he added.
“I’m just a very hungry fighter at this point.
I’m coming off my first loss as a professional, and watching Pacquiao and Mayweather fight has spurred me on this much more, made me that much more of a hungry fighter,” he concluded.