Listen man, 24/7 was created to hype fights. A lot of fights, like Mayweather-DLH, Mayweather-Hatton, Pac-Cotto, they didn't have to hype because those were quality fights by good fighters.
However, sometimes they have to drum up enthusiasm, like what they did with Pac-Clottey, because the fight is essentially a mismatch.
A boxing website recently asked me for a prediction on this fight, and I went back and watched the videos. I'm a huge Margarito fan, even after that handwrap scandal, which was really fucked up of him to do. But I still like him, because he's a hard guy who's gone from the bottom to the top, and I essentially think he's a good person.
But really, watching his fights with Cotto, Clottey, Williams, and Mosley, there's one thing that's always certain- Margo gets hit. He gets hit ALOT. Sometimes, he's able to break the guy down, like Cotto, and sometimes he's not, like Mosley. All the while keep in mind that in reality, We don't know how hard he really hits- how much was him, and how much was the plaster.
He certainly did no damage to Shane Mosley, who is vulnerable to larger, hard punching fighters (like Forrest).
There's a few points to be made. In the last 24/7, Margo stepped on teh scale a week out and was 154. That means he's got to lose three more pounds... and he was so shredded already that I couldn't believe it- like, you could see every vein in his legs.
He's going to come out drained because of this weight loss.
On top of that, Pac throws fast, hard combinations of straight punches. Margarito throws wide, looping shots that take forever and a day to get there. Combine these things with Pac's long rhytym, bouncing style, and you have Margarito missing lots of haymakers while Pac chips away with very hard, straight shots.
Margarito made Clottey look world class- Pac annihilated him in a shutout. Margarito beat Cotto after losing the first six rounds, and might have had bricks in his gloves- Manny dominated Cotto and legitimately knocked him down twice.
This all tells me that Manny is going to be a clear victor. Styles make fights, and Margo is custom made for Manny Pacquiao.
That being said, fuck him, I'm still pulling for Margarito, just cause those Filipino fuckers hate me so much.