MANILA PHILIPPINES-The way is clear for unbeaten superfeatherweigth Juan Martin (Bai) Elorde to figth in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao Margarito mainer at the Cowboy Stadium in Arlington,Texas on Nov 13. Another Filipino - flyweigth Ritchie Mepfranum of Sarangani,the province which Pacquiao represent in Congress - will also be in the program.
Pacquiao himself gave the go signal for his Canadian adviser Michael Koncz to coordinate Elorde's inclusion with top raank.Koncz initially suggested to book of Elorde in a seperate card featurings bernabe Concepcion in Las Vegas a week before the Pacquiao-Margarito duel.But Pacquiao wanted Elorde on his show.
Bai is Flash Elorde grandson-thats means a lot," said Pacquiao,quoted by Elorde's mother liza'" I want to watch him in Texas.I want him in m,y card.I think it will be good for Bai and good for publicity because of the Elorde name.
Philstar Joaqui Henson