Pacquiao vs. Margarito Face-Off Preview: Tension Builds Between Roach and Margarito

Before every big HBO fight, HBO boxing analyst Max Kellerman has a meeting with the boxers during the press tour to get their opinions on the upcoming fight and their thoughts on their opponent.

In this installment of HBO Face-Off: Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito, Kellerman also interviews the trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia, who sat side by side with their fighters.

During the face-off, Kellerman touches on a particular subject that remains controversial, the issue of the illegal handwraps that Antonio Margarito was caught with before his loss to Sugar Shane Mosley, which later caused him to get a year long suspension by the state of California. Margarito says he didn’t know the handwraps were loaded by his former trainer, but his opponent Manny Pacquiao thinks otherwise and believes Margarito knew what was in his wraps.

The preview ends off with an awkward moment, as Freddie Roach looks at Antonio and tells him Manny Pacquiao will knock him out inside of 8 rounds, causing Antonio to laugh at Roach’s prediction. The full segment of Face-Off Pacquiao-Margarito will air on HBO in the coming days.

HBO 24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito premieres October 23, 2010. The Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight is on November 13, 2010 on HBO PPV at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Watch HBO Face-Off Pacquiao-Margarito with Max Kellerman

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