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Miguel Cotto: "Antonio Margarito Lost all of His Credibility"

By Mark Vester

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto has hit back at his rival, Antonio Margarito. During a recent interview with ESPN Deportes radio, Margarito expressed his desire to land a rematch with Cotto in the first quarter of 2010 - if the Puerto Rican star is able to beat Manny Pacquiao on November 14 in Las Vegas. He said Cotto has to take a rematch to avenge his only loss but the fight will end with yet another defeat. Margarito handed Cotto his only loss with an eleven round stoppage in July 2008.

"I'd give Cotto a rematch. I think that fight will be good. The only loss he has is to me, and if he wants to remove that thorn from his side, then I will give him a second defeat," Margarito said.

Cotto doesn't care what Margarito has to say. He doesn't have any interest in a rematch or helping Margarito get a big payday. He said the Mexican fighter has lost all of his credibility. Margarito had his license revoked in February over a plaster-like substance being discovered in his hand wraps prior to the bout with Shane Mosley on January 24. Margarito is able to apply for a new license at the end of January 2010.

"I don't care about anything Margarito has to say. He lost all of his credibility, benefits and consideration in boxing. When it comes to Miguel Cotto, he will not earn another penny," Cotto told Puerto Rico's AP.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fdotorres on 10-29-2009

[QUOTE=Talisayen;6477331]Cotto needs to stop bitchin' about his lost to Margarito. He lost because Margarito was the better man the night they face each other and the alleged cheating was never been proven until now. [B]Cotto lost fair and square[/B] and…

Comment by Talisayen on 10-28-2009

Cotto needs to stop bitchin' about his lost to Margarito. He lost because Margarito was the better man the night they face each other and the alleged cheating was never been proven until now. Cotto lost fair and square and…

Comment by eVenture on 10-27-2009

Of course he lost his credibility. I'm not sure Margarito can ever fought a clean fight.

Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-27-2009

[QUOTE=fdotorres;6472287]how did you make a whole paragraph become a single sentence?[/QUOTE] Ha ha ha ha!

Comment by Brail on 10-27-2009

Some Fighters have there [U]own[/U] principles they live by.. I'm cool with whatever decision Cotto makes regarding Margarito. But remember.. decisions/events/situations change all the time. This is just how Cotto feels at this present moment. 6-18 months down... anything can…

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