I love comparing the pre-fight talk about Manny Pacquaio to the post fight interviews. Pre-fight, Margarito was talking a lot of junk. He was the bigger man, he was bringing Mexican pride into the ring, he had a crazy height advantage, a huge reach advantage and was the way bigger man bringing 17 extra pounds into the ring. But none of that mattered, especially when you can’t really hit the guy in the ring with you. Pacquaio made him look bad, really bad.
Margarito had one thing going for him. He knew at the beginning of this fight he was not going down and was not going to quit. Unfortunately, it might have just cost him the rest of his career. Everyone saw Margarito’s face blow up, but now we know he also ended up with a fractured orbital bone, and he really couldn’t see out of either eye by the end of the fight. The pandejo who has too much pride is expected to undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured eye socket
Seen here rushing to the hospital after the fight.
Karma is a Bitch!
Even Manny was trying to get the ref to shut it down. You know you are whoopin ass when you are the one asking the ref to let you stop whooping ass…I mean you’re in a fight. Your job is to whoop ass. The really crazy thing is that boxing has very specific and narrow weight classes for a reason. There is a huge advantage based on weight. Manny just won a 154 pound belt against a guy who weighed 165 in the unofficial weigh in by weighing in at 144 at the weigh in and putting on another 4 pounds before the fight. Margarito just got his ass kicked by a 5’6″ 144 pound dude. I know there are rules and this is a sport, but a 5’11″ dude who probably walks around at 175 or so and is a professional fighter shouldn’t get beat up by a guy that size.
I guess Margarito isn’t such a badass without the bricks in his hands.
~ Random Blogger