Manny Pacquiao is undeniably one of the greatest in the history of boxing, regardless of whether some agree with it or not. His career has been marked by significant successes. Pacquiao showcased remarkable skill from the earliest days, and he consistently demonstrated it throughout his career.
Over the course of his illustrious journey, he had the opportunity to face some of the biggest names in the boxing scene, with one particular opponent standing out. In an interview with The Ring, Pacquiao revealed who, in his opinion, has the best chin in boxing.
Antonio Margarito was a formidable opponent with whom he shared the ring, representing a significant challenge in his boxing career.
“That fight was a war. It was brutal. I threw everything at him and he not only took it but came back for more.
Incredible. Big and strong is an understatement. His body shots hurt me several times throughout our fight. ”- Manny Pacquiao said.
Manny Pacquiao: This was my most physical and punishing fight
The Filipino believes that it was the most demanding match of his career.
He felt the consequences long after the bout. Nevertheless, he managed to achieve his goal. When the question about a rematch came up, Manny didn't entertain that option. That fight remained in his memory forever.
“This was my most physical and punishing fight.
Antonio Margarito had such a reach and weight advantage over me. My ribs ached for a long time after that fight. Once was enough for me at that weight. When I was asked if I wanted to defend [the title] I said, ‘No thanks!’.
That was the fight where I had reached my limit in terms of weight class. I fought a very good fight and the atmosphere at Cowboys Stadium was so memorable. I do think the fight should have been stopped. Margarito took a lot of punishment”.