Chris Algieri is doing all that he can to get ready to face Manny Pacquiao on November 22, including a sparring session with former junior welterweight and welterweight champion Zab Judah, which Judah's team tweeted about on Friday:
Great sparring today between @SUPERJUDAH #ChrisAlgieri #WBO #SJP #SMG pic.twitter.com/R8imWusQ1c— Super Judah Promo (@SJPromo) October 31, 2014
Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) will be facing Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO) 144-pound catchweight, meaning that Algieri, 30, won't have to move up to a full welterweight limit of 147 pounds for the first time. He's also going to have a significant height and reach advantage on Pacquiao, but Manny remains the heavy favorite, because he's simply proven a lot more in the sport than Algieri has to date.
Judah, 37, is certainly not the top fighter he was once upon a time, but the Brooklyn native still has some skills and could certainly benefit anyone looking to prepare for the quick, tricky southpaw style of Pacquiao, who attacks from all angles and does stuff that nobody else can really do. As Algieri recently said, there's no one that can replicate Pacquiao in the gym, but there are guys who can do certain things, and they're looking to work with all of them.