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Pacquiao Vs Margarito - Press Conference

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On Tuesday 31 August at the first of three press conferences to hype the November 13 clash at the Cowboys Stadium between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito.



The Mexican veteran Margarito addressing the assembled media in Beverly Hills in a humble tone said that it's time to turn the page.

"I want to thank Bob Arum for making this fight real," Margarito said.

"I have been asking for this fight for a long time”.

"Everything that has happened in the past and we are now in the present”.

"I want to show everyone I'm still a good fighter”.

"Now is the present, let's forget about the past”.

"I thank the Texas commission and the WBC for sanctioning this fight."


Pacquiao in his usual style showed respect towards his opponent..

"It is going to be a great, great fight that the people will want to see. I believe Margarito has the capabilities to give a good show. He fights impressively, aggressively and he is bigger and stronger than me”.

"It's going to be a great, great fight on Nov. 13," Pacquiao said.


In the absence of traveling Coach Freddie Roach, strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza took to the microphone briefly.

"We have a tough fight on our hands...Every (opponent) is bigger and stronger but, ultimately, Manny Pacquiao prevails.

"There's nothing despicable at all (about Margarito)," Ariza said. "It's going to be a war and probably, maybe the Fight of the Year."


Margarito trainer Robert Garcia expressed confidence in his man.

"Training Margarito is a great experience, he is very dedicated," Garcia said. "We go against Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao and Manny is a great fighter, a great champion”.

"But we have a tremendous fighter in Antonio Margarito and we're going to make history."