11.7.08

barrera quits golden boy promotion


the babyface assassin, marco antonio barrera who played a major role in the rise of the newest pound-for-pound king manny pacquiao is looking to cut his ties with golden boy promotions. well, that might not be too much of a loss for golden boy, but considering barrera's popularity in mexico, they (golden boy promotions)would be hard-pressed to find someone who can fill the legend's shoe.

according to philboxing.com, barrera is not too keen on continuing his career with golden boy after it failed to give him a fight after he lost to pacquiao for the second time.

so what does the babyface assassin has in mind now? well, it looks like he will be contacting pacquiao to work on promoting boxing events between filipinos and mexican. as a filipino who has a lot of respect for mexican fighters, i would love to see this happen.

barrera has a stable of young fighters and so does pacquiao. they are both legends in their respective countries, and what more, their fighters fight in the same division. what would i like is for these boxers to setup some kind of a mexico versus the philippines tournament. fighters from both countries would benefit from this as they would be facing tough challengers which would give them a better feel for the championship fights in their future, sorta like the ultimate fighter.