Originally Posted by Odo
A shot Rid**** Bowe or Ray Mercer are better opponents in terms of Pala's future markebility than another tough but relatively unknown cookie like Bakhtov.
I disagree with this particular statement. Bakhtov is a world-ranked fighter, so the victory over him will most probably put Pala to the ranks if his team will do him a favour long due. Mercer and Bowe are too damn old and shot to be noticed even in America. Maybe it'll be a better move to re-locate himself to one of American gyms to train there and to get a taste of real boxing.