This fight is gold from a promoter's point of view. The new Mexican Assassin vs the guy who just son'd the old Mexican Assassin.
Donaire wants to be the new Pacquiao. Pac fans need a new Pacquiao. Manny became a superstar after jumping multiple weight classes to eventually challenge Oscar De La Hoya in a fight that most thought he would get smashed. He prevailed and afterward became the face of boxing.
Donaire is good enough and big enough to do something similar. He wants to be like Manny. He needs to do what Manny did. He needs to do what few do in Boxing. Jump weight classes and fight the best.
The road to Marquez at Lightweight:
Rafa Marquez (adds more intrigue to the fight) at 126
Ponce De Leon or Juanma at 130
Keep him away from Mares, he might lose.