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Manny Pacquiao, Chris Algieri have the tour of a lifetime

Kevin Iole
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Manny Pacquiao (L) jokingly stands on a chair during a face-off with Chris Algieri at a Los Angeles news conference to even their height difference. (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will arrive in New York on Thursday, the final leg in a 27,000-mile tour to promote their Nov. 22 WBO welterweight title fight in Macau, China. The tour included stops in Macau, Shanghai, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and, on Thursday, New York.

Whether it will help sell pay-per-views for the card is another matter entirely, but both men clearly had fun throughout the long trip.

When someone remarked to Pacquiao how hard he was working, he said, "This isn't work. It's fun."

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Manny Pacquiao (L) and Chris Algieri pose in Los Angeles (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao (L) and Chris Algieri pose in Los Angeles (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

On Wednesday at the Los Angeles tour stop, Pacquiao hopped up onto a chair to jokingly illustrate the difference in height between the men. For most stops, the 5-6 Pacquiao has had to look up at the 5-10 Algieri.

They've gotten along great, competed in some bar games along the way and made stops at a San Francisco Giants' game and a Los Angeles Dodgers game.

On Saturday at The Venetian in Las Vegas, a reporter told Pacquiao he seemed bored and not into the fight.

"This is the press tour and we're traveling around, having fun, and everybody is friends," Pacquiao said. "Once I get into training camp, everything will change."

 Below are images from the tour shot by Chris Farina, one of the finest boxing photographers in the world.

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Chris Algieri, the WBO junior welterweight champion who fights Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title on Nov. 22 in Macau, China, is tasked wit...

Chris Algieri, the WBO junior welterweight champion who fights Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title on …

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Chris Algieri (L) defeated Manny Pacquiao on Monday in Los Angeles during a break from their interview schedule (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Chris Algieri (L) defeated Manny Pacquiao on Monday in Los Angeles during a break from their interview schedule …

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Manny Pacquiao throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium Monday before the Los Angeles-Washington Nationals game (Mikey Williams/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao throws out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium Monday before the Los Angeles-Washington Nationals …

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Manny Pacquiao (L) strikes a boxing pose with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez at Dodger Stadium. (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Manny Pacquiao (L) strikes a boxing pose with Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez at Dodger Stadium. (Chris Farina/Top …

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Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao pose in the lobby after arriving at The Venetian in Las Vegas on Saturday (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Chris Algieri and Manny Pacquiao pose in the lobby after arriving at The Venetian in Las Vegas on Saturday (Chris …

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All-time home run king Barry Bonds poses with boxer Manny Pacquiao on Friday in San Francisco (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

All-time home run king Barry Bonds poses with boxer Manny Pacquiao on Friday in San Francisco (Chris Farina/Top …

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Chris Algieri takes batting practice at AT&T Park in San Francisco before a Giants-Brewers game on Friday (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

Chris Algieri takes batting practice at AT&T Park in San Francisco before a Giants-Brewers game on Friday (Chris …

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Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri (R) pose at a news conference in Shanghai, China (Chris Farina/Top Rank).

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri (R) pose at a news conference in Shanghai, China (Chris Farina/Top Rank).

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