BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Manny Pacquiao believes in giving a second chance to disgraced boxer Antonio Margarito, his next opponent.

Pacquiao has more trouble believing Margarito didn't know about his illegal hand wraps before a fight nearly two years ago, and boxing's pound-for-pound champion wants somebody watching Margarito before they meet.

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The Philippines' new congressman kicked off the media tour for his Nov. 13 bout at Cowboys Stadium with a friendly meeting at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday.

Despite the arguments of Bob Arum, who promotes both fighters, Pacquiao says there's no way Margarito wouldn't know what was on his hands.

Pacquiao said he wants a representative observing Margarito's hand wraps before their meeting in Texas. (AP)