Held in Arlington, Texas, Manny Pacquiao once again emerged victorious with all the glory of boxing world can offer. As the undercards ended, the 8th world time champion boxer Manny Pacquiao started the fight with an energetic and high spirited reflection of a good fighter. His usual act before the fight goes on with his act or prayer inside the ring, which is evidently seen in every fight that he had.
As soon as the bell rang, his fist started to shoved in some punches against his Mexican opponent. Antonio Margarito also throws in punches like a bull ready to eat Manny alive. On the second and third rounds, Manny Pacquiao was cornered in between Margarito and the ring ropes but still managed to get away and engaged again in a controlled fighting sequence like no other boxer can.
Margarito on the other hand managed to thrown in jabs and tried to avoid Pacquiao’s speedy punches from his left hand. While Manny Pacquiao’s fists are at work, his opponents right cheek started to get a hard hit slit and his eyes was extremely swollen and almost started to bled.
During the 5th and 6th rounds, Manny continues to surprise Antonio Margarito with his fast paced punches and continuous, although at some point during the 6th round, Manny was once again pinned on the rope. Danger may have caused Pacquiao fans to shake and put a little stir on their fate for their hero.
As he goes on with his fighting spirit and control, he eventually won unanimously, a one-sided decision gaining him the title of super welter weight champion before exceeding 40, 000 fans all gleefully watching at Cowboys Stadium.
Trivia has it that Manny Pacquiao has already won 7 world titles in all different weight pounds, from 112 up to the latest 154 pounds. While on Margarito, as this is his first and fight in the US since he once was caught sporting an illegal knuckle pad in his gloves before a sad loss to Shane Mosley.
Although Pacquiao was hurt from Margarito’s punch combo on the ribs, he was still able to get out loose from the corners of the ropes and scored him a three-punch combination to the head. Upon tenth round, Antonio Margarito’s left eye was then swollen as well, with all the uppercut and left and right combination punches.
The announcers has even concluded that the bout might be stopped when Margarito seems to throw in punches effortlessly, and while his face were all swelled up. Pacquiao then turned to referee Laurence Cole, to ask if Margarito can still fight and rather stop the fight as Margarito’s faced all seemed bulky from its swellings.
According to Yahoo Sports, the scorecards of the judges were :
Judges Jurgen Langos had it 120-109
Glen Crocker had it 118-110
Oren Schellenberger had it 119-109 for Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao, as humble as he is, since the day he started his boxing career was still concerned on his opponent, giving the message that “Boxing is not for killing each other”.