So instead of Mayweather vs Pacquiao , we get Pacquiao vs Margarito. I’ve constantly said that pacman has recently , more than not, fought shot over the hill fighters. Hatton was never the same after Mayweather check-hooked him into the ring post. De la Hoya was drained and came in at 146 , under what pacman came in at. Cotto a victim of Margarito’s plaster of paris hand wraps and also was never the same fighter. And Clottey was most likely paid off by Bob Arum to let pacman win. Harsh? Re-watch the Clottey fight, and watch pacman not knowing what to do with Clottey’s shell defense. Watch Clottey throw an upper cut here and there and give pacman a panoramic view of the whole stadium. Post fight Clottey smiling said something to the effect that he never felt beaten until this fight. Watch him post fight of the Judah fight and see what he normally is like after a fight.
I am not the biggest Pacquiao fan in the world as you can see. Why am I not on the bandwagon? First off he is most likely on PEDs , that’s why he is having issues with the Olympic style testing. He has gotten better as a fighter but still relys moreso on his athleticism , than real skills. Which is great if you can do it , especially with the help of PEDs. That ride will end soon enough as he ages. With that being said what do I think about Margarito? I think he also like pacman is a cheater. Loading up his wraps , making him truly a lethal weapon in the ring. Both these cheaters have ruined the career of the most talented fighter , other than Mayweather of this era…. Miguel Cotto. Watch Margarito vs Cotto again and it becomes very clear that his wraps were loaded. At one point it seemed a mere touch was hurting Cotto. By the time pacman gets to Cotto his chin is not the same and mentally he on the same either. This fight to me should be called the lesser of two evils. We as fans have the choice to root for the lesser of two evils. Which is the lesser of the two evils? That for you to decide.
Now on to my predictions , if you read my last post on Mosley vs. Mayweather I was pretty much on the money on that one , so I’ll try my hand at the table again. Pacquiao knocks Margarito out, maybe 5th or 6th round. Pacman dominates Margarcheato and gets another feather in his cap. Another fighter who is shot, look at Margarito’s last fight.. the evidence is there. That and the fact he is fighting without loaded wraps. Freddy Roach knows what he is doing ,so does Bob Arum in creating this illusion that pacman is an ATG.
A fair outcome to me would be this. Margarito beats pacman. That makes way for a re-match with Cotto. Cotto beats Margarito. Fair is not boxing a lot of the time.