Originally Posted by El Gallo Negro!
Total up the number of punches in both fights and you'll see why Cottos face looked different.
This right here. You can't make any sort of judgement on Margarito hitting harder in the first fight, due to the fact that Cotto outboxed him and kept Margs from landing anything.
In fact, Cotto's face looked way worse coming out for the last round of the second fight than he did in the same round of the first fight, despite not getting hit with ****.
I respect the fact that by being caught with illegal wraps Margarito tarnished all of his previous wins, he did indeed, but saying you know with any certainty that Margarito cheated in the first fight against Cotto is childish. Cotto's face has swollen easily his entire career and Margaito landed an inhuman amount of clean punches on the man.