Pacquiao will fight against Margarito this November 13 as announced by Bob Arum. This is for the super welterweight championship that will be held either in Las Vegas or in Monterrey, Mexico.
Rumors have spread that Pacquaio will be matched against Mayweather Jr. anytime this year. But this news ended all the possibilities of a Pacquiao-Mayweather Jr. match.
It was only a choice between Margarito and Cotto. Since Cotto was defeated by Pacquiao in their fight, Arum chose Margarito because the viewers will be expecting another competitive fight if there will be another Pacquiao-Cotto match.
Arum said that the Pacquiao-Margarito fight will be an exciting one. In a phone interview, Arum stated that “with a Margarito fight is that it will be a hell of a fight for however long it lasts.”
A controversial hand-wrapping is being accused to Margarito, but Arum did not consider it as something that would make the fight less viewable.