Antonio Margarito granted Texas license for Manny Pacquiao fight

Shane Mosley Antonio Margarito

Antonio Margartio’s proposed fight with Manny Pacquiao may now take place after all as the Mexican fighter has been granted a boxing license by the Texas regulators.

His acceptance comes just weeks after California denied Margarito a license to box by a majority of 5-1. Still, after deliberating till late Thursday, the Texas Department of License and Regulation decided to grant Margarito’s request.

Margarito, banned since January 2009, is a controversial figure.

His suspension came after a plaster-like substance got discovered in his hand wraps after Margarito’s knockout defeat to “Sugar” Shane Mosley in that same month.

This development now means that the proposed super fight with Manny Pacquiao on November 13th will go ahead after some trepidation.


Furthermore, Pacquiao vs. Margarito is scheduled for the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It is live on HBO PPV.

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