If you ask Robert Garcia the renowned boxing trainer, who would win in the November 13 clash between Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao? The answer would definitely be Margarito. It’s not because he trained Margarito for this fight it’s just he found the right tool and the right guy to give Manny the pound per pound king big problems in the ring.
Robert watched the Pacquiao-Clottey fight over and over again and came up with a simple solution. It was a 12 round demolition with Clottey preferring to cover up most of the time but after the fight it was Manny who looks beat up. Moving up in weight it seems like Manny’s invincibility cloak is starting to fade out and that’s where Margarito comes in. He will never match up Manny’s speed but he would be the bigger and stronger guy in the fight. A strong wind can blow up wooden houses but not concrete ones. The heavier foundation the more difficult it falls.
Margarito is like Clottey with a much skilled offense and if Manny plans to take down Margarito earlier, Margarito plans to take the fight longer until Manny tires out. The problem is that has never been done before with Manny’s unquestionable stamina.
Robert Garcia knows it’s still a long shot in winning against Manny. But someone has to try and he knows he got the real deal here with Margarito. No matter how fast or how skilled Robert finds it difficult to believe that the bigger and pressure fighter like Margarito could not crumble Pacquiao’s wall. But that was the mistake made by Dela Hoya, Cotto and Hatton they rely more on their size and got TKO in the end.
When you ask Robert Garcia who would win in the November 13 mega fight, he would readily answered “ Margarito”…but we all know there are still a lot left unanswered and just like Pacquiao’s favorite shirt that says “Pacman Knows”.
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