The highly anticipated mega-buck superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. went down the drain once again as  Top Rank promoter Bob Arum confirmed that the Filipino boxing hero will face Antonio Margarito.  The Pacquiao versus Margarito bout will be on November 13.

The Pacquiao versus Margarito bout will be for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) junior middleweight championship tentatively in Las Vegas, because Margarito needs to get a license first to fight in Nevada after being suspended last year by the California State Athletic Commission because he was caught with a plaster-like substance in his hand wraps prior to his bout against Shane Mosley on January 2009. The alternative venue is at Monterrey, Mexico.

Pacquiao is currently busy in politics after winning a 3-year term as congressman of the lone district of Sarangani province in Mindanao island.

This will be the first time in the history of boxing that an incumbent congressman will be fighting for a world title in a boxing ring.

Congressman Pacquiao have already disposed a lot of boxing legends such as Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto and Joshua Clottey.

Pacquiao has been listed in Forbes Magazine as the World’s 6th Highest Paid Athletes with a total annual income of 40 Million Dollars. He was tied on the sixth spot with NBA player LeBron James and golfer Phil Mickelson.






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    Pacquiao vs Margarito // August 6th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Could well be fight of the year, so far Pacquiao has shown he has never been afraid to stand toe to toe with every fighter he has faced.

    Could he do this with a man of Margaritto stature.

    That alone will be something to behold, small 5’6 guy fighting a 5’11 guy outweighing him by over a stone but the little guy is not just out boxing him he overpowering him, standing there and trading and making Marg take the backward steps and folding under the pressure.

    Pacquiao is too goo for his own good, if Juan Diaz said he was going to take on Margaritto people would say it was a mammoth task and Diaz could well take a beating. This is the same Diaz who the same people say Pacquiao ducked.

    This is going to be Pacquiao toughest fight and the Pacquiao vs Margarito could be FOTY

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