Thursday, September 2, 2010

Margarito Cleared to Fight Pacquiao in Texas

It's final, the much anticipated junior middle weight title fight between the Filipino boxing superstar Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao and the former welterweight champion from Mexico, Antonio 'Tony' Margarito will be held November 13 at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium.

Antonio Margarito got the go signal to return to the boxing arena after he got cleared by the Texas Department of Lisensing and Regulation. As you remember, California Athletic State Commission revoked Margarito's license, along with his trainer Javier Capetillo, after the Commission found evidence that an embedded plastic like substance wraps on Margarito's hands prior to his fight against Shane Mosley last January 2009.

"After a thorough review of his application, it was determined Mr. Margarito met the requirements of the Texas Combative Sports Acts and Rules, " Executive Director William Kuntz said in a statement posted on the department's website.

The reinstatement was made days after his application to fight faced uncertainties in California and Nevada. So, watch out for the coming fight of Pacman and Margarito.

Below is the sched for 3 cities press tour hosted by Bob Arum and HBO. Sales of the tickets for the upcoming fight between Pacquiao vs Margarito will also be announced on the said press tour. (via

Tuesday August 31
Beverly Hills (media only)

Wednesday September 1
New York (open to public) at Chelsea Piers - Pier 60 (23rd St. & The Hudson River, New York, NY 10011) beginning at 11:30 AM ET,

Friday September 3
Texas (open to public) at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (900 East Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76011) beginning at 11:30 AM CT.

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