Boxing Aficionados Pressure Marquez or Mayweather to Fight Pacquiao

PhotoGrid_1404288487688It is now trending news in different boxing forums that avid supporters of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao are asking their idol to choose either Juan Manuel Marquez or Floyd Mayweather, Jr. as his next opponent, for these fighters will certainly bring excitement in the world.

Until now, there is no confirmation if it will come to fruition in the following months. Boxing fans are eagerly waiting for the latest update from Top Rank Bob Arum, a former US attorney in New York in the tax division and a founder of Top Rank Promotions.

Arum is still trying to convince Marquez to fight Pacquiao for a fifth time in exchange for a great deal of money. However, the Mexican warrior is making it hard to seal the deal and seems he is not interested in signing the contract.

Does it mean Arum will open the door to talk for possible mega-fight between Mayweather, Jr. and Pacquiao? I don’t think so. It is premature to say that these two top boxing promotional companies in the world are working together to make the fight that everyone loves to see. Pacquiao had told the media several times that “He is willing to fight the undefeated American boxer anytime, anywhere.” Also, he already agreed for 24-hour drug test monitoring – before, during and after the fight.

As we all want to see the best fighters fight each other, their time is up. I would say that the numbers of fans who still hope for this prizefight to happen have significantly fell down over the past years. On several occasions, we have heard boxing aficionados air their grievances and disappointments for this supposedly biggest fight of the year.


About Alon Calinao Dy

Alon Calinao Dy is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at St. Jude College, Manila. He is one of the top students at St. Jude College of Nursing and a former clinical instructor at St. Augustine, Quezon City. He was a staff nurse at Fatima University Medical Center, Valenzuela City in 2007 and currently at Chest Diseases Hospital (formerly known as Kuwait Heart Center) , Sabah Region, Kuwait since 2011. A registered nurse-midwife in the Philippines, a certified CGFNS International Nurse, and a registered nurse in the State of New York, USA, he also worked as a staff nurse at the International Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2010. Alon is the author of “Best Love Poems Collection, ” which is available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lulu, Goodreads, etc. A regular poetry contributor at the Bitchin’ Kitsch, a zine in the USA and other websites, he is also one of the staff writers in the and, as well as a sports writer in,,,, and many more. His hobbies and interests include playing basketball, chess, swimming, and reading. Check his poetry book at