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Bet on Pacquiao Vs Margarito – Vacant WBC showdown

| 09.11.2010

Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito are both known for their quick combinations and devastating punching power and their showdown in Texas on Saturday night promises to be an explosive affair. Going the distance looks unlikely according to Ladbrokes’s Pacquaio Vs Margarito odds.

Margarito’s once glittering career, he is a former WBO, IBF and WBA champion, has been tarnished in recent times following the glove tampering controversy after his defeat by Shane Mosley in 2009. In contrast Pacquiao is seen as a national hero in his native Philippines and has now embarked on a political career as he plans for life after boxing.

Pacquiao’s interest in politics has led some to question whether he still has the desire and drive to succeed in the ring.

However, the Pac Man is ranked number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world by Ring Magazine and remains the only boxer in history to have secured titles in seven different weight classes.

The constant circus surrounding Pacquiao has raised doubts as to whether he still has the drive to compete at the highest level but similar concerns were raised ahead of his bout with Joshua Clottey earlier this year and those fears proved to be unfounded.

Margarito is a man with a point to prove.

He has always maintained his innocence regarding the glove tampering incident and the former world champion is desperate to resurrect his career.

Margarito will be desperate to take the vacant WBC light middleweight title and demonstrate he is still a force to be reckoned with.

As quick as Pacquiao is he is not untouchable and if Margarito is allowed to find his rhythm he could trouble the Filipino star.

The explosive nature of both fighters suggests this fight will not last the distance and Pacquiao is 4/7 to win by KO or TKO or Disqualification, Margarito is 13/2.

However, it is worth noting that Margarito is a durable contender and has only been stopped once in his six losses, Pacquiao is 5/2 to win by Decision or Technical Decision, Margarito is 12/1 with Ladbrokes’s boxing betting odds.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.