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Pacquiao vs Margarito Winner Result 8 years, 3 months ago #558

Pacquiao Wins - Before a crowd of 41,734 in Cowboys Stadium, Pacquiao out-punched, out-landed, and out-classed Antonio Margarito en route to a unanimous decision.

The judges read 120-108, 119-109, and 118-110 for the Filipino congressman, whose record improves to 52-3-2. Pacquiao has now won his 8th divisional world title: the WBC Super Welterweight Crown.

Pacquiao entered the ring the smaller man by a differential 4.5 inches and 17 pounds. While Margarito seemed to lose every round except maybe the sixth, he received several substantial shots, particularly to Pacquiao's body while pinning him against the rope. Pacquiao hit 376 more shots than Margarito.

Continually turning Margarito, catching him off balance, and hitting him with an accumulation of blows, Pacquiao's performance left Roach beleiving, "Margarito's corner should have stoppped the fight. They didn't protect their fighter in those final rounds. He may never fight again."

Normally of superhuman stamina, Pacquiao eased in work-rate after the sixth, particularly after Margarito nearly buckled Pacquiao with a body shot. By then, however, Margarito's right eye had already been sealed out for two rounds. The other would close shortly. He would certainly need to be stewarded for inspection at a Medical Center in Dallas.

Despite Pacquiao's romp over Margarito, it did come at a cost: the heavier man connected with plenty of blows in Pacquiao's mid-section. At first, Pacquiao would respond to Margarito's best shots by slapping his gloves together and demanding greater nourishment for his appetite for pain. After the sixth, Pacquiao was well-enough fed to content himself by throwing lead left hands or hooks and spinnig out of range. His strength coach Alex Ariza said in the locker room after the fight of his bruised boxer: "I hate to see him bleed. We're almost like family now." In his post-fight interview with Max Kellerman, Pacquiao himself admited of Margarito's body punching, "I hurt."

After the fight, Pacquiao left his his locker room in a cap and vest, heading to check on Margarito, whom Pacquiao appeared to carry in the later rounds. Roach said on the final stanzas, "Pacquiao didn't knock him out because he's compassionate. At the end of the 11th, I said, 'Manny go knock him out'."

In the past, Pacquiao has proven he can beat a bigger man. Tonight he proved he can beat far bigger men who are in superb condition, which Margarito was. (pacquiaovideo)
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