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Pacquiao vs Valero?

Posted in my views and opinions by lawinthemountainer on July 2, 2008
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the search is on for the next opponent of the world’s best pound for pound boxer today and Philippines’ pride Manny Pacquiao.

On top of the list is Edwin Valero, the devastating fighter from Venezuela.

News circulating states that Valero has the inside track of the November 8 slated fight of Pacquiao.

Now is he the best opponent to choose if one is given the chance?

From my end I say no.

Why?

For some simple and practical reasons.

Valero will have nothing to lose but everything to gain.

Valero has an incredible boxing record of 24 wins no loss with all his wins by knockout including 19 in the first round.

He is currently the reigning World Boxing Association super-featherwieght champion.

Valero, 26 and managed by Akihiko Honda is no push over and obviously again a very dangerous opponent.

I find it too risky for Pacquiao to face Valero considering his status. When risk everything if you have other ways to still avoid it.

Why not face Ricky Hatton of Great Britain or Jose Casamayor.

In case he square off against Englishman Hatton even in his current 140 lbs division, super-lightweight, he will be up against an equally popular fighter and with fan or support base.

It will be i think Pacquiao best option.

After the fight it will be time for Manny to think of retiring. That will be again another piece. . .

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  1. Jelani said,

    Champs don’t dodge anyone. They fight to and prove their worth. Manny would be a coward if he ducked Valero and he is certainly not a coward as evidenced by his ring wars with the mexican 3 amigos of the junior lightweight division. Besides, Valero doesn’t pose a real threat. I like Valero. He’s a magnificent fighter and he’s only going to get better, much like manny did after hooking up with freddie roach, but he’s too slow, his technique is spotty, and he’s defensively sub par, particularly for a pro. Thats a setup for a beating at the hands of manny. Don’t get me wrong, I’m more of a Valero fan than a pacquiao fan but I don’t think he’s ready for this one. I wouldn’t expect a decision win for manny either unless Edwin’s as tough as he is strong. Of course he has the punchers chance and manny really isn’t that hard to hit, but its a long shot that he catches manny before manny catches him. Either way I think this fight ends early. Neither guy is going to be able to take big shots all night. Someones going down and it looks like it’s going to be Valero. Pacquiao W Valero KO4.

    P.S. I think Valero Wins this fight in 2 to 3 years by early KO.


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