Source: MaxBoxing's Steve Kim
Top Rank chief Bob Arum talked with MaxBoxing's Steve Kim and revealed some interesting ideas, including a negotiation to stage a rematch between WBA welterweight titleholder Antonio Margarito and IBF welterweight titleholder Joshua Clottey at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 1.
Arum says the show would be a pay-per-view distributed by Top Rank and Showtime, and before you go getting all up in a huff about YET ANOTHER PAY-PER-VIEW, it seems that Arum has some ideas for spicing up the undercard and trying to make it a legitimate full show.
A rematch between Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., and Matt Vanda might take place on the card, as well as bouts featuring WBO featherweight titlist Steven Luevano (a rematch with Mario Santiago?) and something with 112-pound titleholder Nonito Donaire.
If you booked Margarito-Clottey, Chavez-Vanda and Luevano-Santiago, a "Night of the Rematches" would be a nice way to spend some cash on boxing, I guess. All three fights were entertaining the first time around and there is some unfinished business in each pairing.
You know what else might help, though? And I'm just going to throw this idea out there...
How about a pay-per-view show for, say, 30 bucks? 35? Margarito-Clottey is not as big of a fight as Arum might think, and even with a nice undercard, the world is soon to be infested with boxing pay-per-view (Calderon-Cazares, Casamayor-Marquez, Pavlik-Hopkins, Calzaghe-Jones, Oscar-Manny). Top Rank and Showtime could score with a discounted show that promises more bang for your buck than the rest.