IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“No one would blame you for being sick of it all: his television appearances, fetishized backstory, even his squeaky voice and goofy grin. If either the fighter or the mania that has floated him like a magic carpet through vistas of public curiosity ever harbored some charm, that charm is belly up. Were you to pass on his next fight, you would find no shortage of sympathizers. Yes, Chris Algieri, who faces Manny Pacquiao at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China, Saturday night, is a case study in how to create a villain through overexposure.”

Read The No-Harm Charm: Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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