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Garcia on Why Pacquiao-Rios is Not Pacquiao-Margarito

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

When Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38KOs) vs. Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23KOs) was first announced for November 23 in Macau, many experts compared the match to Pacquiao's 2010 battle with Antonio Margarito. In that fight, whict took place at a catch-weight of 150-pounds, Pacquiao gave Margarito a vicious beating over twelve one-sided rounds. Robert Garcia, who trained Margarito for that fight, and currently trains Rios, does not view the two fights in the same light.

"Everybody knows and everyone says [that], Brandon doesn't seem to see it like that. Manny fought Margarito three years ago. Three years ago Manny was a different Manny. And another difference, Brandon is 10 years younger than Margarito. Brandon is young and Brandon is hungry. Margarito had already accomplished so much and already had some problems. He was going through a lot of things in his head, with the hand wrap controversy, with the knockout [loss] he had against Mosley. So it's a big difference. Brandon is hungry, Brandon is young and he wants to be the next star," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

Although his fighter took a very severe defeat, Garcia believes he learned a lot from that fight.

"With Margarito, maybe I learned from that. Maybe we could have done things a little bit different. Now I'll do it with Brandon. I don't want to say that I learned from Margarito's loss because I never wanted him to lose but I'm also learning and I think [this fight] is the perfect opportunity to correct a few things or even add a few things," Garcia said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gary Coleman on 08-08-2013

[QUOTE=ElMeroChingon;13628066]I don't think Mayweather can hang with a Prime Margarito.:bottle:[/QUOTE] What's a prime Margarito? The one with the illegal hand wraps? The one that was outboxed by Paul Williams, KO'd by Mosley or absolutely destroyed by Pacquiao? NO fighter who…

Comment by Shad0wB0xer on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=Capricorn1985;13628236]Mayweather VS Margarito would of been just like Mayweather vs Guerrero.. Just that Margo would've received much more punishment..:chairshot[/QUOTE] LOL! Guerrero isn't half the fighter Margarito was. Just looking at the level of opposition on their resumes speaks volumes to…

Comment by turnedup on 08-07-2013

Well Mr. Garcia seeing as how you are on a bad streak at least you have mikey...

Comment by Capricorn1985 on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=ElMeroChingon;13628066]I don't think Mayweather can hang with a Prime Margarito.:bottle:[/QUOTE]Mayweather VS Margarito would of been just like Mayweather vs Guerrero.. Just that Margo would've received much more punishment..:chairshot

Comment by RenegÄde on 08-07-2013

[QUOTE=ElMeroChingon;13628066]I don't think Mayweather can hang with a Prime Margarito.:bottle:[/QUOTE] i dont think so either

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