Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pacquiao vs Margarito on November 13

Pacquiao vs Margarito

Pacquiao vs Margarito

The unexpected fight happens but the expected fight never happen. That is why my colleagues told me “expect the unexpected”. When Top Rank promoter Bob Arum confirmed the Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will face Mexico’s Antonio Margarito on November 13. Over the last year or so the interest that has surrounded this possible bout has been unseen in the boxing world for a long time; we all want to know how Lost will end, but absolutely everyone wants to know who will come out on top in this battle. I've spent the last few days studying both fighters, from Pacquiao's fights with Cotto and Clottey, the suspension of license of Margarito caught using illegal hand wraps, to Floyd's unanimous decision over Mosley and a dramatic win of Cotto against Foreman. I’ve picked apart their styles and finally managed to conclude my thoughts on this fight. Not everyone will agree with my thoughts, but that is boxing and that is what makes this fight so interesting. Arum said that Manny Pacquiao picked Margarito over Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto, whom Pacquiao pummeled in the 12th round last November, because it would be a more challenging fight than fighting Miguel Cotto in a rematch and they see it not marketable anymore. Pacquiao will face Margarito for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) junior middleweight championship in Las Vegas if the Mexican is able to get a license to fight in Nevada. And if Pacquiao beat Margarito, he will become the 1st boxer to win 8 world titles in 8 divisions. As we all know, the contrast in style between the two fighters is huge, with Manny being a gung-ho offensive master and Margarito is big, strong chin, aggressive style, good punching power, good offensive skills, tough and determined. This clash of styles is what's making this possible bout so interesting and hard to predict. Both fighters have their flaws and both fighters have had trouble against similar fighters to each other. I'm going to stick my neck out and say how I think this fight is going to pan out, some of you may already know who I'm backing for this fight but I think it's important that everyone backs up their predictions with thoughts and reasoning. I'm not going to pick a winner, or a result, who knows how things will turn out in the ring on November 13, 2010, but all the ingredients are there for this Pacquiao vs Margarito mega-fight, now its all up to the two men, Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito when they step into the ring to give us something we've seen in the past and bring it back to the present. Anyways, this scheduled bout will be aired on HBO PPV.

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