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Cotto vs Margarito Deal Reached For 153, Says Diaz

By Rick Reeno

Sergio Diaz, the manager for Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27KOs), has advised BoxingScene.com that a deal was finally reached for a rematch with WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29KOs). The fight is going to take place on December 3rd in New York's Madison Square Garden. During the last few days, there was controversy because Cotto's team, according to Diaz, was demanding a catch-weight of 150-pounds and a secondary weigh-in on the day of the fight - with an additional weight requirement for Margarito.

Everything has now been settled and the two sides agreed to fight at a catch-weight of 153, which is one pound below the junior middleweight limit. In 2008, Margarito handed Cotto the first loss of his pro career with an eleven round TKO to capture the WBA's welterweight title.

"The fight is done. We have a deal. It's going to happen on December 3rd at 153-pounds....one pound is better than four pounds. There won't be an additional weigh-on the day of the fight. We claused that out. We told them absolutely no way [on the second weigh-in]," Diaz told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chuckguy on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11034667]yea a catchweight of 1 pound boxingscene does that sound correct cotto will destroy this ***** cant wait put those tickets on sale now[/QUOTE] Im sorry bro I was going for Cotto and Im mexican! but with this stupid diva…

Comment by EAAE on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=MJ406;11036842]Well that's where you're wrong, and think about it, Cotto's title has a weight max of 154, but it isn't exclusively a "154 lb title" as you say, or else how come fighters all the time weigh in under the…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=spyvsspy;11041959]Links to proof that this was Cotto's doing? Anyone?[/QUOTE] It is not even conceivable that one single member of Team Cotto considered that a catch-weight of 153 would disadvantage Margarito. Anyone disagree with that ? Is there one single person…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=Buckfever;11040326]153 plus a lb of plaster, perfect.[/QUOTE] :haha: :D :D

Comment by spyvsspy on 08-26-2011

Links to proof that this was Cotto's doing? Anyone?

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