Nov 12, 2010
Pacquiao vs Margarito Play by Play Round by Round - We're doing a live round by round of the fight. Check out this section, and reload for updates.
Round 1 - Dominant opening round from Manny Pacquiao, but the question now is whether Manny can hurt the iron-chinned Margarito. At this rate, he’ll wear him down, and this rate is sustainable. Manny takes the opening round without question.
Round 2 - Very close round, both guys showing what they can do offensively, and Manny having more issues with Margarito’s size and power. That uppercut from Margarito could be a very deadly weapon for the rest of the fight. VERY active round.
Round 3 - Pacquiao’s speed proves the difference this round. He’s landing nice, hard shots. Even though Margarito isn’t yet feeling them, this is the sort of work that can add up.
Round 4 - Manny Pacquiao, giving up five inches of height, 17 pounds, and 6 inches of reach, is now dominating. Margarito is falling out of this fight and getting hurt.
Round 5 - So far, this is a lot of fun to watch, but Pacquiao is simply too good, too fast for Magarito, and he clearly has the power to hurt his bigger opponent.
Round 6 - Margarito hurt Pacquiao to the body this round, but it wasn’t enough to pull it out. Manny HAS to stay off the ropes, or he can get in trouble. They know that.
Round 7 - Margarito just will not give up. He’s stalking, pressuring, and staying there. He’s also getting beaten up by Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao takes another round, mostly dominant, and Margarito is being pounded. His eye is nearly closed shut now.
Round 8 - Folks, this is not as one-sided as it might seem. This is an INCREDIBLE offensive display from both fighters.
Round 9 - Manny’s speed is banging Margarito up, and has shut his right eye. Manny landing more, throwing more, doing more.
Round 10 - Manny totally took him apart. Margarito says he can’t see between rounds. That was 57-to-9 for Manny in punches landed that round. Doctor checking on Margarito.
Round 11 - Referee Laurence Cole, takes a look, but then they go back into the fight. Manny with three hard shots! Manny to the body, then the head! What an amazing performance. For those who know Manny Pacquiao, THIS is amazing. He’s taking a much, much bigger man apart at the seams. Margarito can’t see anything coming at him. Pacquiao is too fast, too good, and too much. Just too damn much.
Round 12 - An easy 12th round and it was all over. Pacquiao walked away with his eighth title in eight weight classes after a dominant, unanimous decision on the scorecards. Against a much bigger opponent, Pacquiao showed off his speed en route to an impressive victory.