Originally Posted by gyll
People want to see a great action fight. My question: Isn't Pac-Rios or Pac-Alvarado a great action fight as well? Why can't we see something new and fresh?
People want Pac to have a chance to avenge his loss. My question: If he had numerous opportunities to KO Marquez but couldn't do it, what makes you think he can do it in a 5th fight? JMM gets better with every fight. Check the history. Also, part 4 was a chance for Pac to avenge his loss in 3rd fight. If Pac really believed he won part 3, he would've never fought JMM again.
5 is a bad idea for both fighters unless all they care about is money. If Pac fights JMM again Pac is desperate and can't accept a loss. If JMM agrees to fight, Juan looks like a cherry picker who thinks getting 10 wins over Pac will enhance his legacy (obviously it doesn't!). Juan needs to beat Bradley or Rios or Garcia to climb even higher on the ATG ladder.
Well its not as if theres a shortage of opponents to choose from :
Marcos Maidana - Currently climbing up the WBA rankings, never in a boring fight and could make quite the impression if Pac could stop him (which IMO he can)
Paulie Mallignaggi - Despite his lack of punching power the magic man has always operated close to world level having picked up the IBF 140 belt and the WBA 147 belt too as well as challenging for the WBO/WBA versions of the 140 against Khan and Miguel Cotto. He was looking for a big money rematch with Hatton but Pacquiao is a much bigger draw
Kell Brook / Devon Alexander - a win-win situation for pac. Kell brook wins and that sets up a fight with a fan base back in the uk and familiarity with british fans after the hatton ko. If Alexander wins then Pac gets to take a bigger cut of the pie and pick up a belt along the way against a two weight world champion in Alexander
Mike Jones - Fellow toprank fighter, all stays in house like bob wants it and also suffering a KO loss all be it to a much more limited fighter. a nice easy touch to ease pac back in
Luis Carlos Abregu - Not exactly a tough fight but he is coming of an upset win over hot prospect thomas dulorme via tko. only loss on his record is to bradley and would likely give pac a few rounds
Brandon Rios - former lightweight world champion and coming off a big win over Mike Alvarado as well as being a fellow top rank fighter.
Lucas Matthysse - Would make a huge impact if Pac were to fight the most avoided fighter at 140 and win. Im sure Lucas wouldnt say no
Amir Khan - Former stable mate on the comeback from a ko loss, would have a good build up considering their history not to mention their experience against each other
Danny Garcia - WBA/WBC king at 140, has become quite the knockout artist as of late becoming only the second person to ever stop Erik Morales (the first being pacquiao himself) would raise a lot of eyebrows
Vylaschev Senchenko (apologies if i got the name wrong) - Former WBA champ at 147 coming off an upset win over Ricky Hatton
Andre Berto - Not exactly been active leading up to his loss to robert guerrero but would be a great fight considering berto has never been stopped
Victor Ortiz - former WBC 147 champ/ Coming back from a ko loss also (quit on his stool v lopez) billed as a big puncher
Jose Sito Lopez - Holds an upset win over Ortiz and recently challenged canelo alvarez for the 154 title. makes for an exciting fight
Timothy Bradley 2 - not that id like to see this sack of **** again but he would be avenging a highly disputed loss and gain back his old WBO belt.
Randal Bailey - former two weight world champion, knocked out stable mate Mike Jones in KO of the year candidate
See? plenty of other viable opponents for Pac but nooooo we have to see the same recycled fight all over again