Photos: German Villasenor/Team Margarito
Eight weeks away from hitting North Texas, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito is picking up steam as he heads to the coastal town of Oxnard, Calif. to continue his preparation for his rumble with the best pound for pound fighter in the world, The Honorable Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Congressman from the province of Sarangani in the Philippines. After two weeks in the City of South El Monte, Calif., where the emphasis was on mountain road work and preliminary gym work, Margarito and his team, lead by head trainer and former IBF junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia, have relocated to Oxnard for the remainder of their training camp.
“We got a lot done in the first two-weeks and Tony looks great. I love his focus and intensity and our first phase of training camp was an eye opener for him and me. The first two weeks have been really terrific and productive,” said Garcia.
In Oxnard, Margarito will continue with his early morning run, this time alternating with runs at the beach, mountains and track. He will begin sparring this week too.
“I know how important this fight is to my career and to all of México. That is why I will prepare like never before and will defeat Manny Pacquiao, proving to everyone that I am one of the best fighters in the world,” said Margarito.
The three-time welterweight champion will be battling the Filipino icon for the vacant WBC super welterweight world championship.
“The belt is very important to me, but the most important thing is to give the fans a great fight and one that they will remember for a long time. I love to fight and Manny has proven that he is a warrior. This fight is going to be a war,” Margarito continued..
Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito, World Super Welterweight Championship, promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, MP Promotions and Tecate, will take place Saturday, November 13 and will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Remaining Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito are priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The Pacquiao vs. Margarito pay-per-view telecast, has a suggested retail price of $54.95.