Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao vs. Margarito Fight: Truly Good vs. Evil

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Boxing is a shady game. Always has been, always will be. From back-room deals to fixed fights, it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad.

But come Nov. 13 in Dallas, when Filipino Manny Pacquiao faces Mexican Antonio Margarito in front of (begin Michael Buffer voice) thousands of fans in attendance and millions watching around the world (end Buffer voice), the lines have never been more clear.

If you like guys who make it out of poverty and overcome adversity their entire life -- yet maintain an extraordinary sense of humility and give a tremendous amount back -- you'll root for Manny Pacquaio.

If you like guys who cheat and deceive, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like guys who care about their poor, impoverished countries so much they're willing to become a public servant, you'll root for Manny Pacquaio.

If you like guys who load up their gloves with an illegal, Plaster-of-Paris substance so their hardened punches can inflict more damage than is allowed, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like guys who are genuine, you'll root for Manny Pacquaio.

If you like guys who are willing to commit a crime by inflicting brain damage with illegal equipment, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like guys who blame their trainers instead of taking responsiblity and say they had no idea they were about to box with the same illegal weapons that have killed other boxers over the years, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like guys whose careers have been brilliant, steady ascents to the top, you'll root for Manny Pacquiao.

If you like guys who have tarnished careers because they likely cheated in other fights so they could gain unfair advantages, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like honest fighters, you'll root for Manny Pacquiao.

If you like frauds, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like guys who can legally fight in the state of California, you'll root for Manny Pacquaio.

If you like guys who have been banned from fighting in California because of their despicable actions, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like speedy, talented athletes with big hearts, you'll root for Manny Pacquaio.

If you like washed-up thugs, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

If you like justice, you'll root for Manny Pacquiao.

If you like lying and cheating, you'll root for Antonio Margarito.

The choice is yours.