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Margarito Livid: I Only Needed Two More Rounds To Win!

Miguel Cotto retained his WBA junior middleweight title, easily stopping challenger Antonio Margarito who was unable to continue because of a badly swollen right eye. The 31-year-old Puerto Rican champ Cotto improved to 37-2-0 with a dominating TKO victory at a sold-out Madison Square Garden on Saturday as he avenged a controversial loss to Margarito three years ago.

Margarito took a pounding from Cotto and fought the last few rounds with his right eye shut, the result of a barrage of strategically aimed left hooks from Cotto. With Margarito's surgically-repaired eye getting worse each round, ring doctor Anthony Curreri stepped in to halt the fight in between the ninth and 10th rounds, giving Cotto the TKO win.

"It came to the point where there was no vision at all from the eye," Curreri said. "I think it would have been dangerous for him to go out there without any visual field. He did go quite a bit with the eye impaired."

Margarito was livid with the stoppage and felt he was starting to get Cotto going.

"I felt fine. I only needed two more rounds to win. I told them how many numbers I had up. I knew from now on they were out to protect him because I was building momentum. I wasn't hurt. He never hurt me. He hits like a girl," Margarito said.

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

[QUOTE=redaces5;11512892]Majority of losing boxers say they were robbed, they needed a few more rounds to win and so on... this is a sport where somebody has to lose! I admire Manny Pacquiao for accepting defeat from Eric Morales in 2005-sign…

Comment by cotto#1p4p on 12-04-2011

LOL just watched the fight again and Cotto was starting to stand his ground more in those last two rounds and was landing huge power shots on Margarito, especially on the last minute or so of the 9th rd.

Comment by Muscles72 on 12-04-2011

Maybe yes however his eye was the problem instead of laughing at cotto when he was hitting him he should've been protecting that eye especially when it was bleeding but no he left it go I believe it would've been…

Comment by heat27 on 12-04-2011

now AM is sounding like a cry baby lmao

Comment by Dempsey-Roll on 12-04-2011

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;11517129]Cotto was hurt in the entire fight. Its not like the first match where cotto was hurt numerous times and getting broke down, nope [B]Margarita was ineffective all night long another two rounds wouldn't have changed that[/B].[/QUOTE] i agree. 2…

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