Philippines v Mexico dream card should seal Pacquiao-Marquez 4
DENNIS ‘D SOURCE’ GUILLERMO
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Here’s some friendly and free advice for Bob Arum and Top Rank if they truly intend to promote a fourth installment of Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez: Stack the card with top Filipino boxers fighting top Mexicans.
It’s that simple.
First of all, apart from Mexican boxing fans, the fundamental fact is that nobody is really asking for Pacquiao-Marquez 4. One might argue, “well, nobody asked for Pacquiao vs. Margarito either.” That much is true, but at the time, Pacquiao still had the momentum from his big wins against Dela Hoya, Hatton, and Cotto, so fans were were just eager to see Pacquiao in the ring again.
But during fight night, I observed that the venue (Jerry Jones’ New Cowboys Stadium in Dallas) was at least filled with 70% Mexicans. Obviously, the boxing-crazy Mexican fans would still pay to see one of their own beat the snot out of Pacquiao, who has tormented many of their best guns.
So how do you get the rest of the world excited about a potential Pacquiao vs. Marquez 4? Stack the card. And for all the junk Pacquiao cards and fights Top Rank and Arum have shoved up Pacquiao’s maniacal Filipino fans’ cracks instead of giving them the fights they truly wanted, what’s asking for a little “lube” this time around in the form of seeing some of their own top guys in the undercard? Arum has money to provide lube; if you’re letting the greedy bastard screw you over and over, at least demand it.
Here’s the quick version of it (longer more elaborate version to follow): Arum calls Zanfer chum Fernando Beltran, Orion Sports’ Allan Tremblay and ALA Promotions’ Michael Aldeguer and voila. Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 will headline a card that will feature Mercito Gesta going up against Miguel Vazquez for his belt; Brian Viloria vs. Hernan “Tyson” Marquez title unification bout; Ana Julaton challenging Jackie Nava for her belt; Milan Melindo debuting in the US, and Boom-Boom Bautista returning for redemption (his KO loss to Ponce De Leon was the lone loss by the Philippines in the World Cup of Boxing: Philippines vs. Mexico back in 2008).
Gotta go! We’ll continue this later.