Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If Pacquiao loses to Margarito it could hurt boxing

With Floyd Mayweather Jr. still resting and contemplating his future after beating Shane Mosley earlier this year in May, Manny Pacquiao will be facing Antonio Margarito next month in a fight for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title and a chance for Pacquiao to win an 8th world title in as many divisions.

Pacquiao has been said to be struggling during his training camp and there’s been talk of it being Pacquiao’s worst one during his career. Right now, Pacquiao has become the cash cow of boxing and he’s the one that’s drawing the most interest of any other fighter and fights are doing well on pay per view.

However, if Pacquiao gets beaten by Margarito, it’s going to likely hurt boxing in a big way, because it will likely take away interest in Pacquiao. It would be nice if casual boxing fans changed their interest to Margarito, but that’s not likely to happen even if he beats Pacquiao.

The repercussions of a Pacquiao loss will be less interest in boxing, and according to an article at, HBO could lose “Tens of millions of dollars.” This shows big Pacquiao has become. He’s like the Babe Ruth of boxing. Ruth was the one that put baseball on the map in the 1920s, as he singlehandedly carried the sport.

Pacquiao is doing the same right now with Mayweather not showing interest in fighting, and there being few other stars that the boxing public cares about. A loss for Pacquiao to Margarito will likely make a fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather all but impossible for the time being. Pacquiao would have to rebuild his image before he could get a fight with Mayweather, and by the time Pacquiao does that, Mayweather would likely be retired permanently. 

Watch Pacquiao versus Margarito Fight and let us witness this great fight which will be a big event.

Source: boxingnews24

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