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The Daily Need

Photo: Hail to the chief

Manny Pacquiao, right, lands a punch against Antonio Margarito during the eleventh round of their WBC light middleweight title boxing match Saturday. Photo: AP/David J. Phillip

Although 5 inches shorter and 17 pounds lighter than his opponent, boxer Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao soundly defeated Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito to claim the WBC super welterweight title last Saturday in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao became the first boxer in history to win world titles in eight different weight divisions. What Pacquiao lacked in size, he made up in skill and speed, winning every round of the 12-round fight and ultimately fracturing Margarito’s orbital bone in his right eye, which will require surgery Tuesday to repair. Now that the fight is in the history books, Pacquiao will return to his native Philippines to resume his second job as congressman; he was elected to the House of Representatives last May, representing the province of Sarangani.

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