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Margarito: I Will Win By Knockout, Leave No Doubts!

by Rey Colon

NEW YORK - A relaxed and quiet Antonio Margarito made his prediction that Miguel Cotto will get knocked out for the second time later tonight at Madison Square Garden. Margarito won the first fight in July 2008, stopping Cotto in the eleventh round. But Margarito's win has been tained after his handwraps was found to have a plaster-like substance before a 2009 clash with Shane Mosley. Margarito revealed that Puerto Rican boxing fans have treated him well and some of them are even rooting for Cotto to lose.

"We are going to win by knockout and leave no doubt. I have not stopped eating like I've done from time to time. This is the best preparation of my career by training at the high altitude of Otomi. I've come well prepared. Cotto wanted the fight at 150 and then 152. I talked to Bob (Arum) and told him that he is a champion of 154 pounds and it was agreed 153. I think it is going to be worse for him [at 154]. I feel strong," Margarito said. 

"His fellow Puerto Rican people have been very good to me. I'll tell you something, I have come across Puerto Rican people who do not like Cotto. A lot of people want me to win and they have told me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MR.CHICANITO on 12-03-2011

[QUOTE=StrangerInTown;11508897]Antonio has no class and after tonight will have no career either. Weight issues or not, Rios will probably beat Murray but it may get interesting. Brandon has about as much integrity as his pal Tony. If bragging were a…

Comment by StrangerInTown on 12-03-2011

Antonio has no class and after tonight will have no career either. Weight issues or not, Rios will probably beat Murray but it may get interesting. Brandon has about as much integrity as his pal Tony. If bragging were a…

Comment by aero86 on 12-03-2011

Mexico vs Puerto Rico no matter who wins it's going to be a war. I'm pulling for Mexico but let's wait and see what happens.

Comment by JoelRa79 on 12-03-2011

Something tells me cotto got to his head and he might come swinging for the fences way to early and cottos gonna hurt him.

Comment by Rikanlynx86 on 12-03-2011

[QUOTE=lopez36;11508246]it's still funny to read comments by cotto fans seeing how excited they are if cotto wins,why wouldn't he?..get real people,he's not facing a top fighter,he's facing a guy who's sucked in his last three fights,got ko'd in his last…

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