Thursday, September 16, 2010

Margarito's Reach advantage could win the fight?

The only thing that Antonio Margarito has to win against Manny Pacquiao is his height advantage.  We may see a lot of tall guys who fought Pacquiao before and with out question, Manny Pacquiao dominated them all.  Guys like Juan Diaz and Oscar De la Hoya, even huge boxers like Miguel Cotto and Joshua Clottey were disposed by the Filipino Champion.

What would it take for Antonio Margarito to win? if Margarito will play smart, like giving jabs frequently - it'll be a huge factor.  Margarito stands 5'11", while Manny Pacquiao is only 5'6", and Margarito is the tallest opponent that Manny Pacquiao had ever fought before.  Height and reach advantage is factor in boxing, but with an opponent like Manny Pacquiao, it'll be gone.  His quickness to move anywhere in the ring is the biggest threat, Why? cause Margarito will find it hard to hit Manny with a strong punch.  Margarito has to find a way to keep his distance against Pacman.  Margarito should change his previous style, like slugging his opponent.  It'll make things easy for Manny Pacquiao.  Like the Hatton-Pacquiao fight,  Hatton's aggressiveness made the fight quick.

Antonio Margarito must keep his eyes and feet moving when fighting Manny Pacquiao.  He must know every move Manny Pacquiao will do in the ring, to keep him away from Manny's thunderous punches.  Margarito should keep the distance but must not stay away at all times.  Keeping the distance but at the same time throwing Jabs, he needs to be technically smart.

Antonio Margarito also needs to focus on more with counter punching, to keep Manny Pacquaio from attacking vigorously.  A great fight example would be Juan Manual Marquez's style.  If Pacquiao attacks, he attacks, but he needs to maintain every momentum.  Problem is, that Margarito doesn't move that quick in the ring.  That is what he should be eying for in his training.

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