Sometimes a heavyweight has to shake up his punch-repertoire—the U.S. military should heed that lesson.
On 14 November 2010, an undersized Manny Pacquiao easily defeated Antonio Margarito in a WBC boxing title fight in Dallas, Texas, despite being outmatched in height, weight, and reach. What Pacquiao lacked in size, he more than made up in speed, delivering a “dizzying array of punches” that nearly blinded his opponent. 1 Working inside Margarito’s longer arms, Pacquiao pummeled him while deflecting and evading most counterblows. It was never even close.