On different paths
World Boxing Organization (WBO) Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel is aware that the process of making a dream fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is very complicated. That said, Valcarcel believes that the best option, for the meantime, would be a fight with WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley or IBF Jr. Welterweight champion Amir Khan.
Precisely, Bradley will be part of the Pacquiao-Marquez undercard, when he defends his WBO title against Cuban Joel Casamayor.
For Valcarcel, a rematch between Pacquiao and the WBA Jr. Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, who Pacquiao defeated by TKO in 2009, is unlikely
Cotto is currently preparing to defend his title in a rematch against Antonio Margarito on December 3 in New York City.
“The fight should be against Mayweather, but the path to making the fight happen is complicated, although Bob Arum is an artist of negotiations. But there are a lot of people involved. Inpites of Mayweather being his own promoter, he still has some agreements with Golden Boy. There are many promoters involved in this process”, stated Valcarcel
“I think Timothy Bradley and even Amir Khan are two good options for Pacquiao, once he gets past Marquez. I don’t see Cotto as an option, but I don’t disregard him totally”.
Article by: Carlos Narváez Rosario, EL VOCERO November 8, 2011