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    Pacquiao vs Margarito

    Pacquiao-Margarito bout shaping up

    If Margarito beats Garcia, he can stake the 154-lb crown against Pacquiao, and give Pacquiao a shot at an eighth wonder, an eighth world title in eight different weight divisions, with or without a catch weight.
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    Just check out Margarito's record at, if a Mayweather fight didn't push through, I agree Tony is the next best opponent for Pacman, despite six losses, he is still worthy opponent being stopped only once, by Shane Mosley, he holds victories over Miguel Cotto, Clottey, Cintron, and Sergio Martinez, who recently beat Kelly Pavlik, that resume speaks a lot. Aside from being a mexican, Manny would surely like to add Margarito in his list of defeated mexican opponents.

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    I'd rather see a Margarito-Pacquiao fight. At least this man is a real fighter unlike Pink Floyd.

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    Pacquiao to fight Margarito in November

    By Kevin Iole

    Manny Pacquiao will fight Antonio Margarito on Nov. 13 for a vacant super welterweight championship, either in Las Vegas if Margarito can get licensed or in Monterrey, Mexico, if he can’t, promoter Bob Arum said.

    That ends any possibility of a match between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the top two boxers in the world, for 2010.

    Arum said he decided to choose Margarito instead of Miguel Cotto, whom Pacquiao stopped in the 12th round in November, because it would be perceived as a more competitive bout. The bout will be offered on HBO Pay-Per-View.

    “Cotto was beaten and even with [Hall of Fame trainer] Emanuel Steward now with him, I don’t think people believe that it’s enough to make a difference and I’m not sure they would buy it as competitive,” Arum said by telephone from his vacation home in Los Angeles. “But putting aside the controversy about the wraps, the one thing you know for sure with a Margarito fight is that it will be a hell of a fight for however long it lasts.

    “Margarito knows only one way to fight and that’s coming forward. They’re going to get in there and fight. That’s what people want to see.”

    Margarito’s hand-wrap controversy is no minor matter, however. He was caught with a hardened substance in his knuckle pad prior to a Jan. 24, 2009, fight in California against Shane Mosley.

    He was forced to re-wrap his hands and was knocked out in the ninth round by Mosley. In February 2009, he was suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission.

    He fought once since the Mosley fight, winning a lackluster unanimous decision over Roberto Garcia.

    He applied for a license in Nevada on July 9, but by a 4-1 vote, the Nevada Athletic Commission tabled the matter and told Margarito to return to California. Arum said Margarito will file paperwork with California on Monday.

    If Nevada grants Margarito a license, Arum said the fight would be in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. If not, it is all but certain to wind up at a 22,000-seat arena in Monterrey, Mexico, though a group from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is also bidding for the fight.

    Skip Avansino, a member of the Nevada commission, said he thinks California regulators should consider it first, even though Margarito doesn’t plan to fight there. The California commission knows the matter best, Avansino said.

    Avansino wasn’t willing to speculate what would occur if California were to decline taking up his request, given he doesn’t have a fight planned in the state.

    “He certainly deserves a decision,” Avansino said. “I don’t know what procedures California will consider in connection with his reapplication. I would think that they would consider his application appropriately, just as we would, but I would want to wait until I see what California decides.”

    Avansino said he wouldn’t be swayed by the huge economic impact the fight would have upon the depressed Las Vegas economy.

    Pacquiao is a huge draw in Las Vegas and is one of the few boxers who attracts high-rolling Asian gamblers, who play $25,000 a hand blackjack as well as baccarat. Las Vegas casinos had their best night in two years on Nov. 14, 2009, when Pacquiao fought Cotto because of the large influx of high-rollers who flooded Las Vegas, according to analysis by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

    “I’m mindful of the economic conditions in the state of Nevada and I understand them well,” Avansino said. “I have every interest to improve and help improve the economy in this state. But as a commission, my responsibility is to protect the health and safety of those who compete in our state and to uphold the integrity of the sport. That’s my primary responsibility.”

    The match would be for the World Boxing Council super welterweight championship. If Pacquiao wins it, it would be either the seventh or eighth division in which he has held a title, depending upon how it is calculated.

    He has won sanctioning body titles at 112, 122, 130, 135, 140 and 147 pounds. At 126 pounds, he beat Marco Antonio Barrera, who was the linear champion. But Barrera had surrendered all of his sanctioning body titles by the time he fought Pacquiao, though he had not been beaten.

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    Re: Pacquiao vs Margarito

    so what's everyone's take on this fight?

    i don't buy that crap about manny not training seriously, having the worst training camp of his career. no one trains harder for a fight than manny. it's just that pac can do a lot of other things while training. other fighters seclude themselves and live like hermits during training. that won't work for manny, he needs to be in the middle of organized chaos. that's how he functions. and he's been said to have terrible training camps since the morales trilogy and look how his career's been since then. God help his opponent if pac actually does get to have a "serious" training camp.

    what i'm afraid of, though, did manny finally get himself in way over his head. margo will outweigh him by 10-15 pounds on fight night. i have visions of tito trinidad, a beast at welterweight and light middleweight, moving up to middleweight to challenge bernard hopkins. tito was undeniably the better skilled fighter but his best combinations hardly bothered the bigger, stronger hopkins while executioner's punches landed like bombs to tito's head and body. it was the type of power he never encountered before at WW and LMW. the punishment ended with tito crumpled on the canvas, the ref not bothering to count, after hopkins hammered him with a huge right to the chin. that day, the nation of puerto rico mourned the defeat of its favorite son.

    will the same thing happen to the philippines and our hero on november 14?

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    Re: Pacquiao vs Margarito

    I doubt Manny will lose. Todo practice daw para sa pasabog nya sa concert after ng laban.
    "I got a goal, and it's a huge goal, and that's to bring an NBA championship here to Cleveland. And I won't stop until I get it." - LeBron James

    The very next NBA season Lebron changed uniform..... Bading!

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    Re: Pacquiao vs Margarito

    Basta pag kumanta si Manny sa dugout while waiting for his name to be called, sure win na yan. He's most dangerous when he's singing. Champeon yan!

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    ^^ nahawa ka na kay sampaloc kid LOL. riot yun, parang kahapon lang isinilang ;D

    anyway, on topic na tayo: the key for a margarito win is via early stoppage, up unti the 5th round. if he doesn't knock out pacquiao after the 5th, then it's all downhill for manos de tapal. he's notorious for his rubbery legs at the later rounds. for pacquiao, he should watch out for margarito's gutter tactics, particularly his use of elbows which can open gashes in his face. just do the things he's famous for, like exploiting his hand and foot speed as well as his use of crazy, unpredictable angles that has befuddled all his opponents with the exception of joshua clottey. then again, clottey didn't come to fight against pacquiao.

    sabi nga ni marco antonio barrera nung tinanung sya kung may pag-asa si margarito kay pacquiao: "oh, definitely tony can knock out manny. that is, if he can hit manny squarely."
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    Manny Pacquiao on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" again (his second appearance in the show) to promote the Margarito fight:

    ... And also doing a duet with Will Ferell on the same show, singing John Lennon's "Imagine":

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    Re: Pacquiao vs Margarito

    margarito trainer robert garcia on reviewing tapes of manny's previous fights, "the more i see his fights it gets easier and easier."

    pac's an awkward fighter and it's really easy to point out his flaws, and there are a lot, on tape. inside the ring, though, there's no time to think and analyze because by the time you see an opening, you've taken 5 or 6 blows and manny's not in front of you anymore.

    but i won't stop garcia from reviewing more tape and becoming more confident that this'll be an easy fight. just go ahead.

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