Thursday 23rd November 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Antonio Margarito is no easy fight for Manny

Frustration crept over me like a poison slowly passing through my veins. Seeing the white wall in front, I released everything with one single punch… A friend who saw me said “Why not vent your anger on a person? Because he definitely could punch you back”…

When people said that Manny Pacquiao will have a walk in the park against the Tijuana Tornado Antonio Margarito on their November 13 fight then they are in for a rude awakening. Even without his infamous hand wrap, Margarito can still post a big problem to Pacquiao. Standing almost 5 inches taller on Manny, Tony is the tallest opponent Pacquiao will face on his career edging Oscar De La Hoya with half an inch. The former welterweight champion will be the bigger and taller guy when they square off in the ring and with the fact that this would be Manny’s biggest weight ever, since turning pro as a strawweight in 1995 (105lbs.).
You would have to question if ever Margarito used the illegal wraps during his fights with Miguel Cotto or Kermit Cintron but still he took all of those guys’ big shots and came out firing with his own.
The Junior Middleweight division might be biting more than Manny could chew but Manny continues to defy expectations every time someone questions his greatness. He got the speed and power to nullify Margarito’s strengths. With lesser defense when he goes in, Tony is susceptible to Pacquiao’s quick and accurate barrage of punches coming from all angles.

Margarito maybe an easy target but it’s definitely not an easy task because Margarito isn’t something you can vent your anger with, on an empty wall… because he can definitely punch you back.
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Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]