By Shawn Craddick
Chris Algieri 5"10 height vs Manny Pacquiao 5"6 height could be all the difference that Chris needs to pull off the upset. Believe it or not, it works to Chris advantage that he DOES NOT have knockout power. That means he will be on the balls of his feet all night long to avoid Manny's punches. Let's not forget the 72 inch reach for Chris vs the 67 inch reach for Manny. If you ever pay close attention to Manny's fights, he needs fighters who will stay in front of him or don't hardly move. Perfect example is the Sugar Shane Mosley fight.
When Manny Pacquiao had hurt Shane with that punch, Mosley automatically went into bicycle mode. That was all he needed to keep Manny lunging in with punches and being all off balance. Any one that studies Manny knows that if you just practice over and over the half step back, Manny's balance and footing is all over the place and he has to reset by skipping his feet. If Chris just works on his half step back and lateral movement then we will see another upset of Manny Pacquiao. Hopefully it doesn't happen so we can see Manny vs Floyd for May 2015.