By Jelly F. Musico
Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Congressman Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao dominated and outclassed bigger Antonio Magarito of Mexico to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight title at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).
Pacquiao used his speed and quickness, punishing Margarito with effective combinations that swollen the face of the Mexican fighter.
All three judges gave the fight in the 150-lb catch weight to Pacquiao, improving the Filipino boxing superstar’s record to eight world titles.
Margarito failed to avenge the previous defeats of his countrymen at the hands of Pacquiao who improved his ring record to 52, including 38 knockouts with three losses and two draws.
The Mexican fighter absorbed his second straight and seventh defeat in 46 fights with 38 wins, including 27 stoppages.
Pacquiao’s other Mexican victims include former world champions Erik Morales, Antonio Marco Barrera, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar Larios, Hector Velazquez and Emmanuel Luzero.