Saturday 29th April 2017,
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Why Yuri Foreman is not a good idea for Pacquiao

He is undefeated in 28 fights but he only has 8 of those fights that ended in a knockout, Yuri Foreman the Belarus fighter that made Brooklyn New York as his based have been ringing the curious minds of hardcore and typical fans in boxing even to the non-boxing contingent. The mega fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have been put on mediation to salvage the biggest money fight in boxing but Bob Arum the Top Rank’s CEO is contemplating in making a Foreman-Pacquiao fight if the negotiation came out nothing in fruition. If not Mayweather then why not an 8th title in 8th different divisions by fighting newly crowned light middleweight Foreman. The record speaks for itself Yuri doesn’t have the dangerous fighting power and is more of a boxer puncher with his 28% KO ratio but we can’t deny that he is a legitimate 154 pound fighter who is a natural on this weight since he started his career. A light middleweight can balloon up to 170 pounds in fight night which would be Pacquiao’s biggest opponent on his career. I don’t know about how Manny takes a legit 154 pounder’s punches but I know Yuri who has been eating punches in the light middleweight right from the start can take any of Manny’s power. We can never compare Foreman’s TKO against Israel Felix (1-3-3), Tommy Attardo (10-14-1) and Michael Corleone (11-23-3) to Manny’s very impressive resume but still those fighters are legit 154 lb. fighters. Foreman will come to the fight with his 5-foot-11 height advantage and his 72 inch reach advantage compare to Manny’s 5-foot-6 and ½ with only 67 inch in reach. The fight will either be a shut out with Manny or a mismatch with Foreman’s advantages. Freddie Roach knows it’s not an easy fight and Manny may have bitten more than he could ever chew. There is no other logical fight out there than Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Yuri is such a risky fight for Manny. If not Mayweather then it would be better to fight Juan Manuel Marquez for a trilogy. The first two fights ended in controversy so why not make the third and final fight that could sell a good amount of Pay per view and a much lower risk fight for Manny. It’s really hard to speculate when your heart is not into it. We still want the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight and regardless of all the demands and issues the most important would be the dotted line signed by both fighters. We all hope so.

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Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]