Tag Archive: Antonio Margarito

Dec 07

Everything in its right place

21,000 people sold out Madison Square Garden on Saturday to watch Miguel Cotto give Antonio Margarito his comeuppance, and there would be no other acceptable outcome. A Margarito victory would have been catastrophic, as would have a run-of-the-mill boxing debacle akin to Bernard Hopkins’ aborted match against Chad Dawson a few weeks back. As such, …

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Nov 13

The gift and the curse of Pacquiao’s popularity

“I’m not really a boxing fan,” the guy working at Champs Sports in Times Square told me as I tried on a Manny Pacquiao sweatshirt. “But I never miss one of Manny’s fights.”

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Jul 26

Pacquiao-Margarito: Disappointing, but hardly a stunner

If you’ve been expecting anyone other than Antonio Margarito to be waiting in the ring for Manny Pacquiao this November, you haven’t been paying attention. This is the fight Top Rank promoter Bob Arum wanted all along. Disappointed it’s not Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather? Sure, me too. But that’s not the way this sport works. Nothing comes …

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Nov 15

Pac-ing heat: Mercurial gladiator stakes his claim to all-time greatness

The highly anticipated war between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto went down on Saturday night pretty much as I expected, but it doesn’t mean that Pacquiao’s victory was any less striking or significant.

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Nov 13

Demon speeding: Overcoming weakness the key in fight of great intrigue

Most everyone has some sort of demon that they carry with them, not necessarily on the surface. These aren’t necessarily Norman Bates-type demons, Exorcist-style demons, but rather things that weigh on us daily that we have to overcome. On the eve of the biggest fight in the career of both Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto, …

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