Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Updated: November 13, 12:31 AM ET
Manny Pacquiao arrives in Dallas
Manny Pacquiao arrived in Big D on Monday for his big brawl with Antonio Margarito.
Pacquiao touched down at Dallas-Fort Worth airport in a private plane with more than 200 guests, including Phillipine dignitaries. The 31-year-old boxer was elected to Congress in the Phillipines in May.
The super welterweight fight at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday is expected to draw a larger crowd than the first bout there. Pacquiao fought Joshua Clottey in March, a bout that drew more than 50,000 fans.
The largest indoor attendance for a fight was 63,315 in 1978 when Muhammad Ali fought Leon Spinks at the Louisiana Superdome in a heavyweight title fight.
Pacquiao is considered by many the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He has won titles in seven divisions and has an overall record of 51-3-2.
Margarito (27-6) was reinstated from suspension for the fight after he was found to have used improper hand wraps in a bout with Shane Mosley in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2009.
Information from ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins was used in this report.