By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and WBO jr welterweight champion Chris Algieri faced off on Wednesday in advance of their “Clash of Champions” on Saturday night at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Macau.
Manny Pacquiao: I believe that it’s going to be an exciting fight. We did our best in training and we’ve seen from the old days the speed, the power, the determination, the aggressiveness is back.
Chris Algieri: The talking is done. The hard work is done. The training is done. I’m not gonna say too much.. I prepared very well. I’m excited for this weekend…you don’t want to miss this.
Zou Shiming: I just realized I’m fighting someone who looks as handsome as Manny. (Kwanpichit is a Pacquiao lookalike). I’m very proud to be featured on the same card as Manny Pacquiao. Last time I was on his card, this time I might be his opponent.
Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym: We’re prepared and ready for the fight.
Vasil Lomachenko: I was here in 2008 to win a gold medal. This is a place where my childhood dreams came true.
Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo: We prepared for this fight for two months and we’re ready 100%
Jessie Vargas: I have Roy Jones Jr. He’s taken me to the next level. Team DeMarco said I get tired in the later rounds, well that’s gonna bite’m in the butt.
Antonio DeMarco: I’ve came very prepared to give a great fight for the people and for television too.