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Crying on the inside! Hero Pacquiao paid the price for making history against Margarito

 

 

No-one who saw Manny Pacquiao in the 36 hours following the victory over Antonio Margarito which immortalised him as an eight-division world champion will be surprised that he has relinquished the light-middleweight title he won that November night in Dallas.

 

The PacMan spent that day-and-a-half curled into the foetal position on his bed.

 

There is a price to be paid for making history by fighting ever bigger, ever stronger, ever heavier men.

The cost of reinforcing his status as the greatest pound-for-pound boxer on the planet - perhaps of all time - was extracted from Pacquiao's vital organs.

 

Although it was Margarito who ended up looking as if his face had lost an argument with a combine harvester, the body punches he landed in mid-fight inflicted internal agony from which the Filipino took some time to fully recover.

 

This is what happens when a fighter from the lighter weights takes on a world champion who is 17lbs the heavier as they enter the ring.

 

That light-middleweight contest was made at a catch-weight 150lbs but Margarito piled the weight back on between stepping off the scales and answering the first bell. By contrast, Pacquiao came in below the mutually agreed poundage.

 

In passing, this former flyweight's inability to maintain even the 147lbs welterweight limit stands as a rebuttal of Floyd Mayweather's insinuations that Pacquiao bulks up with the help of performance-enhancing drugs.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-1354539/Manny-Pacquiao-paid-price-making-history--JEFF-POWELL.html

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In passing, this former flyweight's inability to maintain even the 147lbs welterweight limit stands as a rebuttal of Floyd Mayweather's insinuations that Pacquiao bulks up with the help of performance-enhancing drugs.

 

Does it? That's a bit of an unqualified statement isn't it? Mosley took performance enhancing drugs for the DLH rematch, it hasn't made him a middleweight.

 

If Pacquiao's going to reinforce a status as the greatest of all time, he's going to need another 20 years and better ask Margarito to lend him some concrete.

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Margarito had to weigh 150 for the weigh in. The fact that he came in at 167 just shows that losing the extra 4 ibs from the allowed division limit made a difference.

 

A paper title, that only his fanboys will consider legitimate.

 

If Margarito went on to be a belt holder at 154 would you then consider Pacquiao win legit fight or was the weight really key?

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Margarito had to weigh 150 for the weigh in. The fact that he came in at 167 just shows that losing the extra 4 ibs from the allowed division limit made a difference.

 

A paper title, that only his fanboys will consider legitimate.

 

TBH its irrelevent. Marg was alot bigger in the ring. Not surprised that your unimpresed but Manny could beat a prime Ali and you'd not give him credit lol.

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