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Old 12-08-2012, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by tmen View Post
I've noticed that the undercard fights for Pacquiao - Marquez IV feature lots of Filipino fighters.


Mercito Gesta
Micheal Farenas
Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr.
Ernie Sanchez
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Originally Posted by tmen View Post
I'm not sure but I only highlighted the main ones. These undercard matches will definitely sell to the Filipinos.
There are approximately 3.5 million Filipinos and people of Filipino ancestry in the United States. (Almost as many as Puerto Ricans living in the mainland U.S.) The population of the Philippines is over 92 million. That's a lot of people to get interested in boxing. It makes perfect business sense to go after that demographic. Pacquiao gets credit for the surge in Pinoy interest in boxing, but the promoters are doing the smart thing and trying to keep the pipeline going with guys like the ones on tonight's undercard.
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