Despite some internal boxing circle scuttlebutt about Antonio Margarito possibly throwing the fight against the man, the myth, the living legend, Manny Pacquiao, experts at ringside can attest to the ferocity of the event. Margarito in fact, thanked Pacquiao for breaking his face earlier today from the safety and comfort of his hospital bed.
Margarito will earn Six Million dollars for the fight, and paid for the match, literally with his face. As Margarito's sister will tell you, "It was not a big deal either way, Antonio was not an attractive man, and the six million will be comfort enough". Questioned whether the broken facial ones had drastically changed Antonio's look, his sister added, "He looks a little like Mr. Potato Head whose features were assembled by a drunken teenager".
Sensitive and nurturing sibling notwithstanding, Margarito will indeed get a chance to retire from the ring if he wants to. That, knowing he would have to fight his way back through the ranks to ultimately face Pacquiao again. "I'll just take the money", mumbled Margarito as best he could through a wired jaw.