Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao dubbed as the pound-for-pound king and the pride of the Philippines made another boxing history today as he defeats Antonio Margarito of Mexico in a 12-round unanimous decision. Margarito’s face was stained with blood and punches as Pacquiao’s face remains untainted.
The three judges for the Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito scores the fight 120-108, 118-110, and 119-109. There were times when Margarito almost have Pacquiao cornered in the ropes and punches landing one after the other but with the pound-for-pound champions speed and good footwork he always managed to escape the Margarito offensive.
After the singing of the Philippine national anthem and the Mexican national anthem and a performance by Nelly the well awaited match began. Each fighter sized up one another at first and then they released their explosive blows. Pacquiao throws 3 jabs, one lands to the body. Pacquiao flurries to the body, Margarito returns with a right to the head.
There was no round that fans would doubt Pacquiao would lose to Margarito. In this fight the Mexican has all the advantage. Margarito had a 6-inch reach advantage and Pacquiao is way lighter than Margarito by about 7 lbs. Before the Pacquiao vs Margarito fight however an those who watched the weigh-in had some doubts on whether the lighter Pacquiao could defeat his opponent but today all of those were cleared.
Manny Pacquiao won the WBC World Super Welterweight Title bout, which is his eight boxing title. This is a record which no other boxer was able to achieve in history. Pacquiao vs Margarito boxing match was done live at Cowboys Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.
Both fighters had indeed made their countries proud. Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito both deserve a congratulations.