This evening at 7:00 pm EST, streaming live right here at Bad Left Hook, Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri hit the scales for tomorrow night's HBO pay-per-view main event from Macau.
Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO) and Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) will be battling for Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title at a catchweight of 144 pounds (or 143+1). Pacquiao, 35, is the heavy favorite in the fight, but the 30-year-old Algieri has beaten the odds already this year, when he toppled Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 to win the WBO junior welterweight title. (Algieri has since been stripped of that belt.)
The undercard fighters will also be weighing in, of course. Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO) will defend his WBO featherweight title against Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo (52-1, 33 KO); Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) will face Kwanpichit OnesongchaiGym (27-0-2, 12 KO) in a 12-round flyweight bout; and Jessie Vargas (25-0, 9 KO) will meet Antonio DeMarco (31-3-1, 23 KO) in a junior welterweight bout, also set for 12 rounds, with Vargas' "regular" WBA title at stake.