Garcia: Margarito Will Head Straight To Miguel Cotto

By Rick Reeno was advised by trainer Robert Garcia that former three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will not return to the ring until a proposed rematch with Miguel Cotto, which is likely going to take place on June 11 in New York City. Cotto is taking an interim fight on March 12 when he defends his WBA junior middleweight title against Ricardo Mayorga at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Margarito's last fight came in November at Cowboys Stadium when he took a twelve round beating from Manny Pacquiao. During the fight, Margarito suffered a fractured right orbital bone that required surgery and several days of hospitalization.

"The plan is not to fight until June. He took some time off, after the fight with Pacquiao. But he was ready to go right away. He said he would be ready for March, but I actually believe that a fighter, like he trains for two months, I think he also needs two months to recuperate from a fight that hard. His body is still healing and I want him to rest up as much as he can to let his body heal and then we'll start training for the big fight," Garcia told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxngenius on 01-12-2011

cheato could not b hurt @147 bcuz of d confidence of d plaster in his wraps he's different fighter knowing dat his punches will not get harder as they get more wet... cotto by k.o.

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 01-11-2011

By cheato they set ure cheating career in stone all the haters will shut up when cotto ko cheato in 8 then top rank will drop em

Comment by CharliesRecords on 01-11-2011

I know this is a long shot but what would happen if Mayorga beats Cotto in we still have a Margarito-Cotto II...knowing Bob Arum probably and he will do and say anything to hype up the fight just like…

Comment by super villa1n on 01-11-2011

Garcia should have said 'after margarito heals 100% he's heading straight into another a** whooping"

Comment by quique24 on 01-11-2011

[QUOTE=BoxingScenery;9940461]24/7 would be awesome here. I just wanna see a good fight. Say what you want about the alleged plaster, Cotto never appeared to hurt Margarito @ 147. It'll be interesting to see how their power translates against each other…

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