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Cotto 152.25, Margarito 152.5; Rios 1.4 lb Over Limit

By David P. Greisman, live from Madison Square Garden

Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito both made weight for Saturday night’s pay-per-view headliner at Madison Square Garden. Cotto came in at 152.25 pounds, Margarito weighing in at 152.5 pounds.

Margarito wore white briefs but literally donned a black hat with his sunglasses as he stepped on the scale to a chorus of boos. Cotto, meanwhile, got an overwhelming ovation from a completely full Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

At stake in the main event is Cotto’s super welterweight title. The Puerto Rican is 4-1 since his first fight with Margarito, suffering a heartbreaking 11th round knockout loss in their July ’08 instant classic. The fight was Margarito’s last hurrah, suffering one-sided losses to Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao (who also dealt Cotto his lone defeat since the Margarito fight) and a one-year suspension for his hand wrap scandal prior to the Mosley bout.

Five of the six fighters on the pay-per-view undercard made weight. Brandon Rios has an hour to drop six tenths of a pound, coming in at 136.4 pounds and then, moments later, tipping the scales at 135.6 pounds.

His opponent for the lightweight title bout, John Murray, weighed in at 134.75.

Other weights:
Delvin Rodriguez — 153
Pawel Wolak — 153.5

Mike Jones — 146
Sebastian Lujan — 146

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by handwraps on 12-03-2011

[QUOTE=The MiZ;11504509]when did mayweather cheat on scales? 147 was the limit, he was 146, how did he cheat?[/QUOTE] marquez fight was at a catch weight and may wasnt gonna make weight so he paids marquez 6 figures to proceed with…

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 12-03-2011

I seriously hope Rios gets KTFO for pulling this [B]s[/B]hit!! WAR MURRAY!!!!!

Comment by nycsmooth on 12-03-2011

anothe F'd up reason to stay out of NY as most places gives the boxer 2 hours to take it off...xtra hr means a different way to shed it...Rios' last bout @ '35...

Comment by Ringlife on 12-03-2011

I like Rios as a fighter but the guy needs to make weight when he fights 1.4 Lbs over limit not cool.

Comment by Heretic on 12-03-2011

Damn, can Margarito even close or blink that right eye anymore? It's wide-open and seems to be pointing at a different direction compared to the left. [IMG]http://oi43.tinypic.com/25r1t1c.jpg[/IMG]

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