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Hangover Sports Roundup: Lobos open Pit, Pacman destroys Margarito

Lobo Basketball

The more things change, the more they stay the same. A remodeled building and inexperienced underclassmen didn't affect how the Lobos play at home. Instead, an new style of athleticism and power carried New Mexico over Detroit 63-54. Freshman post player Alex Kirk had a break out game with 11 points and 11 rebounds. If Kirk can continues to double figures in points and rebounds, the Lobos will have a legitimate post threat for the first time in years. Hopefully, Lobos coach Steve Alford can fix the bad three-point shooting before their next home game against Arizona State on Tuesday.


Boxing

Manny Pacquiao may have beaten Antonio Margarito's face into a bloody mess on Saturday night, but it doesn't let Margarito off the hook for the illegal hand wraps he tried to use against Shane Mosley.
Margarito was poised to get a major payday no matter the outcome. He may have been the most recognizable opponent for Pacquiao, but that didn't mean his camp had to take the fight. The match was somewhat competitive in the early rounds but toward the later moments, it became clear Maragarito couldn't go on. Now Margarito remains in the hospital and may never fight again.

Don't get me wrong, Pacquiao put on a boxing clinic with rapid combinations and ring generalship. Pacquiao's performance was pretty incredible considering his political career and entertainment interests, but boxing fans have to wonder how many fights 'Pacman' has left. Contender Paul Williams seems like a 'pipe dream' so Manny maybe regulated to fighting opponents who are merely gloried punching bags. It's a shame Pacquiao's skills can't be showcase to the limit because he is truly one of the greatest athletes of this generation.