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Margarito's Team: We Are Next in Line For Manny Pacquiao

By Ruslan Chikov

Sources within Antonio Margarito's team are disputing reports that WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto may be in line for a shot at WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Anonymous sources who are close to Margarito informed Golzka the former champion from Mexico "is ready" to fight Pacquiao at any time and their shot at Pacquiao was promised to them by the mutal promoter of both fighters, Top Rank.

There are continued negotiations for a November fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. If no deal is reached, Margarito becomes the first in line to face Pacquiao, contrary to reports which suggest Cotto is the fighter in line to replace Mayweather. If a Pacquiao fight is made with Mayweather, the paper was told Margarito would like to get a rematch with Cotto.

To make a future Pacquiao fight possible, Margarito must reclaim his license to box in the United States. He lost the license during a February 2009 hearing with the California State Atheltic Commission. They found him liable for an illegal substance discovered in his handwraps before a scheduled fight with Shane Mosley on January 24, 2009.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-25-2010

[QUOTE=brick wall;8698310]lmao...ok so you want my opinion i'll give it you. this is actually a legal matter and i'm not a lawyer so i can only say so much. do i agree with pac suing the mayweather and gbp? definitely…

Comment by brick wall on 06-25-2010

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;8699801]The first two boxes are just points. I have no idea why you responded to them. The 1st paragraph in the 3rd box is a response to your question. I have no idea why you responded. I couldn't understand…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-25-2010

The first two boxes are just points. I have no idea why you responded to them. The 1st paragraph in the 3rd box is a response to your question. I have no idea why you responded. I couldn't understand why…

Comment by brick wall on 06-25-2010

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;8699529]If you split my paragraph you lose the point. Bob accusing floyd of being a ducker etc. to me is the same as floyd sr. accussing pac of PED use. If floyd sr. was trying to destroy manny then…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 06-25-2010

[QUOTE=brick wall;8699407]lol are you serious? bob is not pac's father. bob used to be floyd's promoter and they they didn't part ways as friends. they already have animosity between them even before pac came in the picture. bob said floyd…

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