After watching JMM/Pacquiao AGAIN last night (the PPV version for all you cheapos out there ), something really stuck with me during the pageantry...who in the hell is gonna fill this Pacquiao void? The obvious answer would be Nonito Donaire, but to what extent will he be able to fill it? He's getting closer to 30, but outside of the boxing world, he's still relatively unknown.
Honestly, I dont believe ANY Filipino fighter will be able to do what Pacquiao has done, but Im also wondering if this has put that much more pressure on Donaire, or Arum for that matter. IF Donaire happens to come up short and not be able to recover...will this be the last of the National Anthem of the Philippines for a while? Pretty scary thought...
With that in mind...I will leave you all another thing to think about...who will be the bigger Mexican star between Canelo and Ortiz? As I've seen since in my years in boxing, Mexican fighters come in bunches, but there are very few "stars" when its all said and done. Of course Ortiz headlined the biggest PPV event of the year (as of now), but its obvious that Canelo is a bigger ticket seller...or am I wrong? The tracks of OLDH, Barrera, JMM, Morales, and Vargas, will have to be filled, but Im sure Oscar is working on that right now.
Who will be the next big American fighter after FMJ hangs 'em up?