QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Mar 17 2013, 01:54 PM)
No argument about Manny's last four fights. I agree 100%...but the previous part of my answer is more important. Never heard of Provodnikov until last night. He is solid, damn solid..but one performance out of the cave should not guarantee such a payday. IMO, Pac needs someone pillow-handed before he jumps in there with a banger. Ruslan is slow, no D fighter but hes got a chin on him and has power. I don't think that the combination of last two is something Manny and his team wants after getting KTFO by Marquez. And I also don't think that Provodnikov is tailor made for Manny.
Whoever Manny fights it will be a challenge mentally. His style has always been reckless and that recklessness damn near killed him. He doesn't have a jab and his boxing skills not fighting skills have been at best average. If he fights Rios it will be a slug feast and I doubt if he wants to get hit with anything. Honestly if he fights Correly or even a Kendell Holt, those would be two safe fights, even a Hank Lundy will be good for him. Jessie Vargas would be ideal for him. Not a big puncher, decent jab but not a big puncher enough to hurt Manny. Jessie Vargas and Pac would be good. If I am Arum I am not putting Pac's first fight back on PPV, I would make it a big HBO with a stellar undercard. I do not know the numbers Pac could bring in, especially with a lesser opponent.