Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito are two fighters known for their power, and for good reason. Pacquiao has knocked out more than 67 percent of his opponents, while Margarito has a knockout percentage of 60 percent.
However, both fighters trainers seem to think that there is a 100 percent chance of a knockout when Pacquiao and Margarito fight for the vacant WBC junior middleweight title November 13.
Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, told EastSideBoxing.com that Pacquiao would knockout Margarito within eight rounds.
Margarito's coach, Robert Garcia, on the other hand, had a more specific prediction—a knockout victory for Margarito in the eleventh round.
It seems like an eerie coincidence that Garcia would select Round 11 for a knock, considering Margarito's biggest victory came in an 11th-round technical knockout over Miguel Cotto, who at that time was undefeated.
Although Margarito and Pacquiao have knocked out the majority of their opponents, both boxers have also kissed the canvas for knockout losses as well.
Manny Pacquiao has been knocked out twice early in his professional career by Rustico Torrecampo and Medgoen Singsurat, but he hasn't been knocked down at all since 2003 (in a fight he eventually won by TKO.)
Margarito has only been knocked out once, but his knockout loss is much more recent than Pacquiao's. His only knockout (ninth round TKO) came at the hands of Shane Mosley on January 24, 2009.
Pacquiao has been a strong favorite going into the fight, but there are still those who believe that Margarito can pull off an upset victory because of his iron chin and incredible stamina.
Who will win, and whether November 13 will be highlighted by a knockout, is uncertain, but at the end of the night, either Roach or Garcia will be eating their words while their fighter is eating punches.
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