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Antonio Margarito Admits: Miguel Cotto Has Improved

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito was impressed by what he saw in the ring last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. He sat ringtside to watch Miguel Cotto retain his WBA 154-pound title with a twelfth round TKO of Ricardo Mayorga. A possible rematch between Margarito and Cotto is being negotiated for July 16th in either Las Vegas or New Jersey.

Margarito knocked Cotto out in the eleventh round of their 2008 clash. He says the Puerto Rican boxer has improved under the guide of new trainer Emanuel Steward.

"Well, I did see something new [since their first fight]. I watched him and he was a lot more technical. He was more technical and he was more calm when he was boxing. He looked good and was slipping and blocking more punches [than in the past]. Miguel Cotto has always been a good fighter and he showed why," Margarito told Jose Sanchez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by freedom213 on 03-16-2011

You know what, first couple of rounds against Pac Margarito did not look too bad, his jab looked good, he seemed like he showed good patience was trying to work a good game plan and seemed to follow the instructions…

Comment by ciscotx99 on 03-16-2011

IF......... this fight happens it won't be like the first fight. Not because of everyones conspiracies, but because Margaritos has taken way too much damage (Pacman, Mosley, Cotto, Williams, Cintron, etc) and Cotto doesn't fight with confidence of pre-margarito. Love…

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 03-16-2011

[QUOTE=(ROY);10240831]i dont agree with margs cotto still the same he couldnt beat mayorga early he is losing his touch no point of making a rematch cuz i see margs stoping cotto earlier[/QUOTE] Watch the fight again. Watch it very closely…

Comment by Hallaqsillaq on 03-16-2011

[QUOTE=disolly;10239974]Its not the stamina, its the combination of that, his chin, and his relentlessness. in their fight cotto would throw very hard power punches, typically a punch will weaken a fighter, unfortunately they did nothing to him and sometimes it…

Comment by BorderPatrol on 03-16-2011

[QUOTE=Beater_of_ass;10242563]Cotto lost the first fight because of his mistakes, not because Margs was such a good fighter. Shane showed that Marg doesn't know how to fight when he gets clinched, and he also showed that he can be turned very…

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