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How Lucky was Margarito?


I am making a brave statement.

Manny Pacquiao was only 80% of what he could have been November 13th, 2010, when he squared off in the ring against Antonio Margarito at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium, located in Arlington Texas.

It is my opinion that Manny Pacquiao wanted to weigh in at 147-148 pounds.

It is my opinion that Manny Pacquiao’s trainers wanted The “PACMAN” to weigh in at 147-148lbs.

In my assessment, Manny Pacquiao waited until the last three weeks to really kick it into high gear.  Manny trained harder these last three weeks than I have ever seen him train, but his schedule outside the gym did not change from previous fights. Manny Pacquiao keeps himself very busy outside the ring, even during training. This caused two issues with him being 100% for the fight. First issue that comes to mind is; Manny Pacquiao did not get the necessary rest he needed for his body to heal and rebuild the muscle that he was breaking down in the gym. My second issue was that Manny was either too busy or too tired to eat the amount of meals required to gain weight, maximize muscle growth and help with the recovery process.

Basically speaking, Manny Pacquiao over trained the last three weeks, compared to the rest and food he was putting in his body.

If Manny Pacquiao would have weighed in at 148, in top shape, muscles crisp and responsive he would have literally destroyed Margarito by the 8th- winning by TKO.

I do not believe Manny Pacquiao’s legs were completely under him for the fight, utilizing the best foot work, not only in this game, but in ALL of SPORTS.

Antonio got a break from the Texas Athletic Commission, he got a break during the entire fight from Manny Pacquiao not being 100%, Antonio Margarito got a break the 10th, 11th. And 12th rounds. During these final three rounds the Pacman took off the warrior hat and put on the compassion hat and did not want to possibly end the career and possible permanently damage the life of Antonio Margarito permanently.

Manny Pacquiao completely dominated a much bigger man in amazing fashion for 12 rounds- I gave all 12 rounds to the Pacman- How good is this amazing athlete? For MP to beat a world champion while not being at his best; this is above just amazing.

Manny Pacquiao is truly the best fighter in the world and the best pound for pound fighter to ever grace the sport of boxing.

It is my prediction that Manny Pacquiao will fight Shane Mosely in March. The weight with be a catch weight at 144, but this time the 144 that MP brings to the ring will be crisp. The Manny Pacquiao that we will see in March will hit harder, move his feet faster, have more spring in his legs, and have more of a pop in his punch.

Shane Mosely better think twice about retiring before March, because if Top Rank does make this match happen, it is my prediction Manny Pacquiao will retire Sugar Shane Mosely for good.

Timothy James


Comment by bethany — November 18, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

Manny’s compassion o Margarito makes him Manny!! A warrior with a gentle heart. By showing his humility to Margarito make me realized that there is NO other other like Pacman. Kudos to my idol.

Comment by Joel Inocencio — November 18, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

Nice analogy. I agree…Margarito was lucky he got out of this fight with just a minor bone fragment, a minor damage to his face and his dignity. I’m hoping that Manny’s next fight would be against Floyd Mayweather. It’ll be interesting to see Manny bag the moneyman and send him to his retirement.


Comment by Candice A. Pep — November 20, 2010 @ 9:18 am

A Pacquiao-Mosely fight would bring true boxing fans into total revolt against boxing and it’s promoters and it’s politics.

Everyone knows that there is no possible way that Shane Mosely could ever win a fight against Manny Pacquiao at this moment in his career. He is far from his prime and his stamina is completely wacked out. I hope for all Pacquiao and boxing fans that this fight doesn’t happen! It would be the worst fight of the year.

I want to see Pacquiao fight someone worthwhile.

Comment by Candice A. Pep — November 20, 2010 @ 9:21 am

As for Margarito, I think that he had a good chance to win against Pacquiao had he had better training. I don’t think that there was ever a possibility of him getting knocked out so he should have covered up less and used more combination punches.

If there is anyone that should be fighting Mosely then it should be Margarito. Margarito looked way better in his fight against Pacquiao than he did in the one against Mosely. I think a rematch between Mosely and Margarito is warranted.

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