Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has once again proven that he is the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world today.
This was after he convincingly defeated Mexican Antonio Margarito for their 12-round World Boxing council (WBC) super welterweight world title fight at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The victory put Pacquiao in an unprecedented position of holding eight titles from different weight classes, the others being flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, light welterweight, and welteweight.
Pacquiao now posses the record of 52 wins, 3 losses, 2 draws with 38 knockouts.
Pacquiao scores one-sided verdicts from all three judges
The judges of the Pacquiao-Margarito fight scored a one-sided verdict – 120-109, 118-110 and 119-109, all in favor of the Filipino champion.
The Mexican boxer was back in the ring for the first time in the United States since he lost to American Shane Mosley in a WBC welterweight title bout in January 2009. Margarito and his trainer Javier Capetillo were banned for a year after plaster-like bandage wraps were found in the fighter’s gloves before the Mosley fight, prompting Roach to monitor the Mexican’s hand-wrapping on Saturday.
During the interview after the fight, Margarito admitted that this camp was aware of Pacquiao’s legendary speed. He said his trouble started when he was not able to match his opponent’s speed and punching power.
Asked whether he had considered retiring before the end of the 12th round, Margarito said Mexicans fight until the end although he said he failed his country when he lost the fight.