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Miguel Cotto battered Antonio Margarito over nine lopsided rounds before winning a TKO decision at the start of the 10th in their highly anticipated rematch on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
Cotto, who improved his record to 37-2-0, earned a punishing measure of payback for his loss to Margarito three years ago. The Puerto Rican fighter was never seriously threatened and easily retained his WBA super welterweight title.
Margarito beat Cotto in July 2008, only to later have his reputation tarnished when he used illegal hand wraps before a loss to Shane Mosley. Margarito didn't box again for more than a year.
The Mexican needed surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone following a loss to Manny Pacquiao last year and considered retirement. The New York State Athletic Commission didn't license Margarito until Nov. 22 after ordering another examination of his eye. Cotto took quick aim on the eye and it was swollen shut in the seventh round.
Cotto believed Margarito also...
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It’s a special edition of HBO World Championship Boxing with the exclusive presentation and free replay of Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II, this Saturday, December 10th at 9:45 p.m. ET/ 6:45 p.m. PT on HBO. The HBO Sports team, which was ringside for the live event, calls all the action. The replay will be available in HDTV.
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LTSBlog’s own A.L. Ramsey and Rod Scates recently got together to chat about Saturday’s big boxing match up between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, a rematch from their 2008 bout where Margarito stopped Cotto in the 11th round. Rod Scates and A.L.R. also touched on the state of boxing going into 2012, who’s hot right [...]
Complete video of the first fight between Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito on July 26, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
World Boxing Association super welterweight championship fight video – Second Bout between Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito.