Do we really want to see a match between Manny Pacquiao and Yuri Foreman? How many more matches will the fans have crammed down their throats that they do not want to see? How is it that boxing always seems to figure out different ways to drive more fans away from the sport?
Between crooked judges, mismatches, hyped up paper champions, and politics, the sport doesn't need another match that will put fans to sleep. The very notion that Manny Pacquiao's next fight might be against the WBA Jr middleweight champion Yuri Foreman is just dreadful. If this fight comes to fruition, I just hope that they have the ambulance started up, and a police escort ready to bring it, and Foreman to the nearest hospital.
With the victory would come an 8th world title in as many divisions for Manny Pacquiao. All well and good for his resume, but not a fight that people would be excited to pay $ 50.00 dollars to see. Who besides hardcore boxing fans even know who Yuri Foreman is? Foreman has a great story to tell, but nobody really knows who the man is.
Malignaggi vs Pacquiao wouldn't be great, but it would be better than Foreman vs Pacquiao. At least the pre fight show would be somewhat entertaining. I just can't see a Pacquiao vs Foreman HBO 24/7 that would excite any fan. Malignaggi talks a lot of smack, and he has a much bigger name than Yuri Foreman has, so that fight would sell better.
Nothing against Yuri Foreman, and a fight against Pacquiao would surely be his biggest payday but with that said, do we really want to see it? It's really a shame that Edwin Valero has a February 26th date already in place. A Pacquiao vs Valero fight would certainly make sense. Valero the undefeated knockout artist against Pacquiao the legend killer. Anything but Yuri Foreman vs Manny Pacquiao.