By Jorge Conejo
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Edwin Valero of Venezuela has been chasing a fight with Filipino boxing king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao for a long time now and with the failure to come to an agreement on drug testing procedures for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, Valero would be a great option to replace Mayweather.
Now is the best time for Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions to make Valero vs. Pacquiao happen, especially since he promotes both of them.
Edwin Valero fights fire with fire, the fans will not be disappointed with Valero vs. Pacquiao, but it seems like Arum is going with Joshua Clottey instead. Clottey doesn’t like to trade toe to toe and will cover up and only throw one or two punches at a time to win on points.
If Bob Arum wants a sure fire action pack fight that the fans will enjoy…. I suggest that he gives Edwin Valero the shot over Clottey. The fight can be held at Dallas Cowboys stadium in Texas where Valero is cleared to fight. Not to mention there are plenty of Latinos in Texas who love boxing and will attend this fight.
Edwin Valero sends a greeting to Manny Pacquiao and the Filipinos
Making a Clottey vs. Pacquiao fight would be a very big mistake in my opinion.
If Edwin Valero KO’s Pacquiao, Arum will have a new mega star in his hands to take over the crown of most exciting fighter. If Clottey beats Pacquiao, Arum has a hard sell in Clottey because he is a defensive fighter who lacks killer instinct.
It would be far too risky for Arum to sacrifice Manny Pacquiao to a defensive fighter like Clottey who doesn’t have a marketable fighting style like Valero.
Edwin Valero youtube highlight video
I hope the boxing fans agree with me on having Edwin Valero as a better replacement for Mayweather. You can’t go wrong with Edwin Valero and Manny Pacquiao they always deliver fireworks and if they fought each other you are guaranteed a shoot out and someone will be lying on the canvas.
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