Arguably considered the face of boxing, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, who is also a congressman in his native country of the Philippines, told PhilStar.com that he is ready to fight Antonio Margarito for 154-pound WBC Jr. Middleweight title in Mexico at a catchweight of either 149 or 150 pounds.
Manny also gave his opinion on Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his people not making the fight happen and what he thinks about the slandering of his name by the Mayweather family.
“They never run out of reasons saying why it won’t happen. But the truth is they don’t want the fight, and they say so many nasty things about me. But I don’t mind. I won’t even say anything bad against them. Let’s show them that Filipinos know how to respect people,” Pacquiao told PhilStar.
The Mayweather family has resorted to accusations of steroid use, and degrading comments toward Manny Pacquiao’s character, such as calling him a Cheater, Faggot and Scared Bitch in media interviews.
Manny Pacquiao carries himself with class and humility, he shows once again, why he is such a great ambassador not only for boxing but for his country of the Philippines.
The Antonio Margarito vs. Manny Pacquiao fight is close to being signed for November 13, 2010, Bob Arum is still waiting on Margarito being approved to fight again in the United States after being suspended by the state of California in 2009 for illegal handwrappings. If Antonio cannot get a license to box again in the United States then Arum will make the fight in Mexico. HBO PPV will most likely broadcast the event.
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