Pacquiao adds to legacy with WBC win

Nov. 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has added a new title to his legacy, winning the WBC super welterweight title over Antonio Margarito.

Pacquiao thrashed Margarito in a unanimous decision in the main event of an 11-bout card at Cowboys Stadium Saturday, with wide scorecard margins of 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110.

The 31-year-old displayed deadly accuracy, landing 411 of 713 power punches in taking his seventh organizational weight-class title.

Pacquiao, this time fighting for the 154-pound championship belt, also won crowns at 112, 122, 130, 135 and 140 pounds, and is the reigning WBO champion at 147.

He weighed in at 144 1/2 pounds and was 148 in the ring while Margarito weighed in at 150 pounds and entered the ring at 165. reported the Mexican fighter suffered a fractured orbital bone in the lopsided loss.

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