Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KO's) defeated Antonio Margarito (38- 8, 27 KO's) last night at Madison Square Garden via a 10th Round TKO.
New York, NY – Madison Square Garden Arena – It surely must have been sweet and fitting redemption for Puerto Rican idol Miguel Cotto when last night at the famed arena he took the measure of the man who snatched his unbeaten record away three long years ago.
Miguel Cotto has been a big name in boxing for almost ten years, winning far more superfights than he has lost.
In July of 2008, Reigning WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto defended his title against former 147 pound champion Antonio Margarito in what was heralded as a sure fire fight of the year candidate.
"You need people like me...you need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers at me and say, 'that's the bad guy'. So what dat make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide...how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth...even when I lie. So say goodnight to the badguy!! Go on...it's the last time you're gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you." – Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
FightSaga gets the 'inside' with trainer Wilson 'Honey Boy' Smith. Training alongside icon Floyd Mayweather, Sr., Smith has seen it all and gives his take on Cotto vs Margaritio II.
Like many great fights that leave blood thirsty boxing fans clamoring for more, this incredible weekend of pugilism will feature three great re-matches that are sure to exceed, or at least match, fight-fan expectation...or will they?
The fervor is building. The anticipation is rising for many and even grueling for some others. One thing is certain. Top Rank has without question produced a solid evening of boxing which should prove to be entertaining from top to bottom.