Margarito: I Told Cotto's Mother, He Hits Like a Girl!

By Bill Emes

Madison Square Garden, New York City - Antonio Margarito wasn't happy with the tenth round stoppage in Saturday's rematch against WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Around the third round, Margarito's right eye began to swell up. The right was badly damaged in last year's decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. Margarito had a major surgical procedure earlier this year and had an artificial lens inserted into the eye. By the tenth round, the eye appeared to have been swollen shut. The doctors stopped the fight, but Margarito disagrees with their decision.

"His mom came up to me and asked if he hits like a girl and I said 'yeah, the punches didn't hurt me. The swelling [in my eye] got worse and worse and that's the reason. There was a little bit of favortism because my eye was worse when I fought [Manny] Pacquiao. The doctor asked me three times about how many fingers I was holding. I answered correctly three times. I asked the doctor for one more round but he didn't want to give it to me. I felt like this was the continuation of the first fight. I think the last couple of rounds would have been mine. I was started to connect. He was holding and I was starting to land a lot of punches. All I asked for was one more round. I promised that if I would have gotten one more round, I would have gave it all," Margarito said.

During the fight, Margarito said he was taunting Cotto in every round.

"I was telling him, 'your punches aren't hurting. How about my punches? Do they hurt? Stop and fight,'" Margarito said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AlacranMX on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=hkp30l;11520342]Classless just like his whinning fans.[/QUOTE] Shut up Puerco Rican, Cotto's and his Cuban trainer used Santeria to swallow Margarito's eye

Comment by AlacranMX on 12-05-2011

Epic quote I was telling him, "Your punches aren't hurting, How about my punches? Do they hurt? Stop and fight" Margarito said

Comment by x3_bazooka_x3 on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=hkp30l;11520342]Classless just like his whinning fans.[/QUOTE] Call it what you want its good for boxing... you guys made him take this role you gave it to him with this whole criminal, and false accusations of using plaster in any fight.....…

Comment by hkp30l on 12-05-2011

Classless just like his whinning fans.

Comment by jjbj2 on 12-05-2011

Honestly both of them hits hard. I mean I saw Margarito lift Cotto every time he hits him with those body uppercuts. Seriously, those hooks that Cotto threw can be heard in where I was sitting at. Cotto fought viciously.…

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