Manny the Great


I found a way to watch the fight. I had to.

After seeing the video of Margarito mocking, Pacquiao trainer, Freddie Roach’s Parkinson’s Disease it was more than a little personal for me.

Manny Pacquiao is a stud. That’s the simplest way that I can put it.

He fought a man who (unofficially) outweighed him by 17 pounds and was 4 1/2 inches taller and yet that didn’t make a bit of difference.

The Congressman from the Phillippines simply and purely battered Antonio Margarito into a bloody mess. It was a beautiful and horrible thing to watch.

Unlike when Pacquiao fought Miguel Cotto and beat the soul of out of him and I (and everyone else watching the fight with me) was imploring the ref to stop the fight. It was hard to watch and it all seemed unnecessary. Cotto was beaten to a pulp, but because of his pride and refusal to say, “no mas” the fight continued longer than it should have.

This fight was like that, with the small exception of me and a lot of other people hoping the ref wouldn’t stop it because, really, it seemed as if Margarito had this coming to him.

One of the many punches landed flush by Manny Pacquiao. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/David J. Phillips)

And so, in the short term Manny Pacquiao has once again beaten a larger, physically stronger opponent. Not just beat these men though, he has completely destroyed them. Three have been sent to the hospital.

Even Margarito fell victim to this trend. After the fight he was immediately taken, by ambulance, to the hospital to get his various cuts and swelling checked out. Luckily for him, they found that Manny had fractured his right orbital bone and he will undergo surgery Tuesday in Texas.

To say I was happy with the result of this fight is beyond an understatement. I can honestly say I smiled for the near entirety of the fight, with every one of Manny’s blinding combinations broadening the smile on my face.

It was an A+ performance out of the Pacman.

Now…where is Floyd Mayweather Jr.?

2 thoughts on “Manny the Great

  1. “Now…where is Floyd Mayweather Jr.?”

    Right now? Not in jail, if he’s lucky.

    Pacquiao went into that fight at the lowest possible end of that weight, gave up 17 pounds and still beat Margarito around for 12 consecutive rounds.

    Not so incredible: Margarito’s corner, who should have thrown the towel in. If your fighter won’t give up, it’s on you to do it. Garcia said he wanted to stop it, but Margarito didn’t want him to…what?! That’s what you’re there for!

    As a result, Pacquaio literally re-arranged Margarito’s face, breaking his orbital bone midway through the fight and continuing to inflict further damage for many, many more rounds.

    Because it’s Margarito, it’s hard to take pity on him. But his corner was undeniably reckless and showed terrible judgement last night.

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  2. Margarito’s corner should re-think their position.

    I agree it’s hard to take pity on him (and I don’t, trust me), but his corner? That was putting their own fighter, someone they supposedly care about on more than a fighter-trainer level and they left him out there to continue to be unnecessarily punished.

    There was no hope of him winning the fight and that alone isn’t grounds to stop the fight, but when you consider his face being, literally, beaten in that makes it a no-brainer.

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