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Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 12 and decision

Pacquiao stays out of harm's way, with a few more combinations for good measure.

The fight is over.

Pacquiao should win another decision at Cowboys Stadium.

The decision is in. Pacquiao wins by unanimous decision: 120-108, 118-110, 119-109.

In the ring afterward, Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach said he thought Margarito trainer Robert Garcia "probably ruined" Margarito's career by letting the bout continue. "I have a warrior," Garcia answered.

Pacquiao said he wanted referee Cole to stop the bout in the 11th. "I felt in my opponent's eyes, his bloody face, [ref], 'Take a look.' In the 12th round, I was not looking for the knockout."

Pacquiao said Margarito's strength was proof this should be the ceiling of his move up in weight.

"It was hard," he said. "I really did my best to win the fight. He's strong. Taller than me. I can't believe how strong."

Pacquiao said there were times when he accepted punishment against the ropes that he was hurt. His conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, said this was the first bout in which his fighter got tired, something to consider in the future.

Pacquiao said he'll "fight anyone, anywhere," including Floyd Mayweather Jr. should he surface.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 11

Pacquiao continues domination amid cries of stop the fight.

Cole looked at Margarito once during round.

Pacquiao picking him apart, even if Margarito is 17 pounds heavier.

Going to the final round, I have Pacquiao winning nine rounds to two.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 10

Referee Laurence Cole inspects Margarito's swollen, bloodied right eye.

A Pacquiao combination to head is followed by six others.

Margarito's face is "a mask of blood," an announcer says.

Margarito gets wobbled, barely holding hands up. Cole calls time after round, but lets fight proceed.

10-9 Pacquiao.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 9

Pacquiao buries a left flush to Margarito's face.

His right eye is nearly swollen shut.

The action slowed a bit for this bout's standards.

Pacquiao far more active, still strong.

The legs, the energy are winning this fight.

10-9 Pacquiao.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 8

Incredible action as Margarito presses Pacquiao to ropes, pounding him to body and a combination.

Pacquiao reverses position, starts belting Margarito with a hard combination and left to the head.

Margarito pressures again, landing good shots.

Pacquiao escapes trouble again. He's got a good chin, too.

Margarito 10-9.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 7

Referee Laurence Cole orders Margarito to wipe Vaseline from cut area. Margarito charges, Pacquiao lands a left. Pacquiao to body. A Margarito left is answered by about a dozen Pacquiao blows. Left-left Pacquiao. Three more. A good exchange of rights near bell. 10-9 Pacquiao.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito live results: Round 6

Manny Pacquiao dared to let Margarito unleash his best punches against him, as he routinely does. The crowd roared, thinking Margarito was rallying, but Pacquiao answered with his own strong combinations. Pacquiao survived pressure against ropes and shined at the end. 10-9 Pacquiao.

-- Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito, live results: Round 5

Pacquiao gave Margarito some props for a few inside punches, but Pacquiao also delivered another onslaught of hard combinations that are clearly lessening the tough Mexican, whose bruised right eye area is awful. Pacquiao jabbing away. 10-9 Pacquiao.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito, live results: Round 4

Pacquiao batters Margarito, opening a cut under his right eye with big left coming off the ropes. Another hard left and a huge combination hurt Margarito. He was wobbled. Margarito's attempt to assert his weight advantage isnt working. He's getting beat up. 10-9


--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito, live results: Round 3

Pacquiao scores some nice lefts. "chins are being tested," an announcer proclaims. An impressive combination to the head and body by Pacquiao decides round. Pacquiao's jab is at its peak, what a weapon. Margarito swings anmd misses a wild right. Pacquiao ends with left-right to head. Pacquiao 10-9.

--Lance Pugmire


Pacquiao vs. Margarito, live results: Round 2

Margarito came to life with some good inside punching and a nice set of uppercuts. Pacquiao worked feverishly to rally, with rapid-fire lefts, but Margarito's power decided the round. 10-9 Margarito..

--Lance Pugmire


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