Camp Pacquaio Decision Time

By Vitali Shaposhinikov: According to numerous reports, Freddie Roach once again confirmed that a Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight against Manny Pacquiao may have to wait, as they feel that team Marquez deserves another fight to try and solidify their three questionable results.

Roach also mentioned that ultimately, it is Bob Arum who decides where Pacquiao ends up next; as if we didn’t already know that. Of course Arum will do all in his power to avoid Mayweather Jr., but this time, if he decides to take alternate routes he might get caught with his lies exposed.

Having said that, and understanding that a fight again Floyd Mayweather Jr. is something that boxing simply requires, I also acknowledge that Juan Manuel Marquez needs another shot more than Mayweather Jr. deserves it.

An army of boxing fans and journalists feel that Marquez won the last fight, including myself, which makes team Pacquiao a bit cornered. If they fight Marquez, they are ‘avoiding’ Mayweather Jr., but if they decide to place Floyd ahead of Maruqez on their timeline, well than the same scenario builds up. Not a great place for team Pacquiao nowadays.

It seems as though a Mayweather Jr. fight is a better way to go, as it will skyrocket Pacquiao’s stock back up, that is if he is able to defeat Money May.

Anyway, Arum will know just what to do: he will find another ‘definite win’ opponent for Manny Pacquiao.

Article posted on 19.11.2011

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