Boxing fans all over the world are getting ready for the next big bout that’s about to happen on November 13, 2010 (Nov. 14, Manila) in Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, Texas. Who will reign supreme as Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao take on Antonio Margarito for the
Junior Super Welterweight title?
Many Filipinos around the globe are always cheering for our pound-for-pound king, Pacquiao. But let us not forget that Margarito is one tough fighter as well with a record of 38-6-0 against 51-3-2 for Pacman (view source here). The controversial Mexican fighter is noticeably taller (5’11 1/2) than Manny (5’6 1/2) which is I think is an advantage to look out for. Margarito’s physical attributes are quite an advantage for him but Pacquiao’s agility, speed and experience could be his fighting force to win the title.
At this point, no one can really tell who’ll win. I am not a sports analyst nor a die-hard boxing fan. I’m sure there will be a lot of betting in schools, offices and everywhere. Crime rate in Manila and the rest of the Philippines will be at its lowest again. Singing of Lupang Hinirang will be criticized again (but I think the singer has approached National Historical Institute weeks before and rendered a sample of how she’s going to sing it – which is a good thing). Local TV Channel 7 (thru Solar Entertainment) will telecast the fight delayed again and there will be loads of commercials after every round. Expectators (including me) at home will search for an online video streaming of the fight hours before it airs to watch it for free. Exchange of links online will definitely be obvious. Above all, many will be pissed off because the streaming will suddenly be cut off the air when the main fight begins. 🙂 I should know. hehe
For all its worth, let’s give Manny our full support for it will bring honor to our country as well. On November 14, all eyes are again set to this fight and we can all be part of history.