Manny Pacquiao Vs Antonio Margarito War Creates AnxietyBy Reema, Gaea News Network
Saturday, November 13, 2010
ARLINGTON, (GaeaTimes.com)- Manny Pacquiao Vs Antonio Margarito bout which will take place tonight, is going to a historical one. Both of them are fighting for the super welterweight showdown title. If Manny Pacquiao wins the title, then he would be the first fighter to win titles in eight weight classes. Therefore several prediction are being made about who is more competent between the two.
Most of the people are expecting Manny Pacquiao to win in the Manny Pacquiao Vs Antonio Margarito war. He is definitely more experienced and strategically sharp, if his history is taken into consideration. Although he weighs as 144.6 pounds as compared to his opponent, who weighs 150 Pounds, his coach Freddie Roach is under the impression that his weight will not be a problem at all. According to him, Manny Pacquiao speed and strategic moves can easily combat Antonio Margarito punching power. Moreover, the latter punches more than what is required and makes strategic mistakes while doing so. This can be a great advantage for Manny Pacquiao. He is expecting to knock down his opponent by eight or nine rounds. On the other hand, Antonio Margarito’s fans are more hopeful about his weight, which can act in his favor. He is expected to re-hydrate to about 162-165 pounds, while his opponent is 51-3-2, 38 KOs, is expected to make it somewhere near to 147 pounds.
However, the fact remain that stakes are much higher for Manny Pacquiao. Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum said that he has been guaranteed $15 million for the Manny Pacquiao Vs Antonio Margarito fight if he can win by about 5-1. While Antonio Margarito has been guaranteed only $3 million which can rise up to $6 million at the max.
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