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Team Margarito: We Are Ready For Miguel Cotto on 12/3

By Rey Colon

Antonio Margarito is ready for a December 3 rematch in New York City with Miguel Cotto, the WBA champion at junior middleweight, according to one of his co-managers, Francisco Espinoza, who states that his boxer has already received the backing of doctors and already training to get himself into shape. The bout is tentative to take place at Madison Square Garden. Margarito stopped Cotto in eleven rounds in 2008. The Mexican boxer was sidelined with injuries from last November's defeat to Manny Pacquiao.

"First they had said it was going to be in Las Vegas but then it was moved to New York. This will ensure a good showing at the box office. What was stopping us was the medical approval but he received it from the doctor and now he can move forward. He is already in light training," Espinoza said.

Espinoza said Margarito was weighing about 165 pounds a couple of weeks ago.

"The fight will be at the weight of Miguel Cotto, 154 pounds. No less," Espinoza said. "We are going to have strong sparring sessions on a steady basis. And so it's going to even out a little with Antonio's inactivity. And win or lose going forward, he is eager to continue and he feels completely fine. He runs like he's in a marathon. He likes that and he's in perfect condition. We're going out that night to win again. It will be a great fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-17-2011

I think that Margarito has faded more than Cotto. And he has not had any pop on his punches since Mosley. Cotto was cleanly outboxing him until the wraps hardened, ooops I mean, until the middle rounds. Margarito has faded,…

Comment by freedom213 on 06-16-2011

First person with good K and rep to PM me I'll go all in on Cotto for the win. Cotto's gonna smash and trash this sucka!

Comment by ny123 on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=HBGBoxingFan;10694428]There's nothing like a MSG fight. The place is going to be nuts. Anybody have any idea what a ringside seat will go for?[/QUOTE] Cotto vs Mosley best available 750 Cotto vs. Judah 500 Cotto vs. Clottey 500 Those were…

Comment by Hayehammer on 06-15-2011

i think margarito is finished ! but who knows maybe he has his last great performance in him! if yes my money would be on him! BUt i feel cotto is the fresher guy at this moment

Comment by RoyJonesJrp4pno1 on 06-15-2011

[QUOTE=romebyko;10694297]I'm going with Marga's just like the first fight,Marga's style is all wrong for Cotto..[/QUOTE] Margaritos confidence, health and recent form are all against him. Cotto should get revenge.

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