Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito weighed in at Cowboys Stadium on Friday. Manny Pacquiao came in at 144.6 pounds. Antonio Margarito tipped the scales at 150 pounds even.
Manny Pacquiao is known for his quickness. He’ll need that speed as he comes up against Antonio Margarito, who has a 5 inch advantage in height and is 6 pounds heavier.
Pacquiaoi has been practicing with his coach Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club in the Philippines. One of his nick names is the Fighting Pride of the Philippines, he’s also been called The Destroyer.
Margarito was born in California, but now hails from Tijuana, Mexico, and is known as the Tijuana Tornado.
Antonio Margarito is making return to fighting in the United States after being banished for nearly 2 years due to a hand wrapping scandal that nearly doomed his career. At 150 pounds he weighed in right at the junior-middleweight catch-weight limit of 150.
Margaritois looked “dehydrated” and “shot,” according to Pacquiao’s conditioning coach and manager. but Antonio Margaritois said “It’s very good, I’m very strong. They can say what they want. I feel very strong.”
Manny Pacquiaois is a congressman in the Republic of the Philippines. He is the star the fight. Guaranteed a cool $15 million just for showing up. He could take up to $25 million if sales of the pay-per-view (PPV) fight on HBO are as strong as they are expected to be.
Antonio Margarito remains banned from boxing rings in Nevada and California after being caught with hard inserts under his hand wraps. He claims the inserts were placed there by his former trainer without his knowledge. He again stirred controversy this week, by making a video mocking Roach, who has Parkinson’s disease. Margaritois has apologized for making the video.
The fight takes place at Cowboys Stadium Saturday evening, and will be available by pay-per-view (ppv) from HBO.