Originally Posted by Even Money
Because it's the best fight that can be made and would settle who the best JR Featherweight is.
Period. If Donaire beat Rigo, Nobody could hate on him, nobody could call him overrated, Nobody could say that he's NOT the best Jr featherweight in the world.
That sells tickets. Because when you hear the best Jr featherweight in the world is fighting, then you know you it's something to watch.
Exactly, it's TR job to sell the importance of the fight if one or both of the guys is not a draw. I understand this is a business, but not ever fight if going to be as lucrative as the next. Arce is a money fight...he needs to follow that up with something meaningful
Since Donaire is claiming Rigo isn't a draw, it should give him even more incentive to make the fight, on unfair terms, and make out with most of the money if that's the only issue. It doesn't even have to be Rigo FFS, anyone! The excuses are ridiculous, especially at these weights where there is already a bias (from US fans)... you need dance partners to make u great in the eyes of the public.
If he does move up, hopefully they will start making some fights. There's plenty of history of memorable fights at or around these weights which is how they can be sold