And yet another amendment........Pacquiao/Marquez II is on!
Manny decided to rematch Marquez on March 15th, which had been a date held for him anyway. There had been talk of Pacquiao moving up to lightweight to challenge David Diaz for his WBC title, but thankfully, the man came to his senses and realized he still had unfinished business (plus he'd make more money fighting Marquez than any other opponent around).
So with Pavlik/Taylor II, Diaz/Katsidis, Klitschko/Ibragimov, Peter/Maskaev, Vasquez/Marquez III, Jones/Trinidad, and now Pacquiao/Marquez II, the first 3 months of 2008 are straight overloaded with important/huge fights.
On the bad side, the proposed Cintron/Williams unificiation bout has been called off due to Cintron's torn ligaments in his right hand. He's not cleared to fight until March, so the soonest he'll probably defend his title is probably April or May. In the meantime, Williams will defend his title against someone else.
Miguel Cotto still needs an opponent for his next fight (rumors include him fighting Antonio Margarito or Joshua Clottey), David Diaz is gonna need an opponent to fight while waiting on the winner of the Casamayor/Santa Cruz rematch, Paulie Malignaggi is for sure defending his title against Herman Ngoudjo, Ricardo Torres is supposed to defend his title against Victor Ortiz, and of course, there's that Calzaghe/Hopkins proposed fight that everyone keeps mentioning. 2008 is looking like it'll kick so much ass at this point.
__________________ Israel Vazquez....Super Bantamweight Champ....Super Heavyweight Heart
This man is my hero.