Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Miguel Cotto Vows: I Will Slap Margarito Like a Little Girl

NEW YORK – They came, they saw, they insulted.  The flames were fanned to inferno heat by three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion ANTONIO “The Tijuana Tornado” MARGARITO, of México, at today’s final press conference at Madison Square Garden for their upcoming rematch.

Cotto will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title in this high-tension showdown against Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.  With approximately 200 tickets remaining, Cotto-Margarito II is projected to sellout in advance of fight night. Cotto has sold more tickets to The Garden in this millennium than any other fighter.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, Tecate and  Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

The previous encounter between Cotto and Margarito took place on July 26, 2008 and was a battle of epic proportion and arguably the Fight of the Year.  Cotto and Margarito boast a combined record of 74-9 (56 KOs) – a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 76% -- not to mention seven world titles between them.

ANTONIO MARGARITO

Here comes the criminal!  Open the doors to the criminal!  I’ve been called a criminal by the man next to me [Cotto].  I don’t know why?  I don’t beat up my family.  He can hit my eye as much as he wants.  He hits like a little girl.  Super flyweights hit harder.  He will never beat me.

I know Cotto thinks he has a big advantage having the fight here [New York].  That’s his security blanket.

This was one of my best preparations for a fight.  I’m in great condition.  This camp was different from the one I had before our last fight.  The high altitude conditioning has made me stronger.

When he feels my first punch he’s going to be in real problems.  I know Cotto’s style and his style is perfect for me. He stands in front of me.  I am a pressure-style fighter.  That’s what I do best and that’s what I’m going to do on Saturday.

MIGUEL COTTO

If you don’t know what a criminal means, you can look it up in the dictionary. It’s someone who uses a weapon.

"We spoke about the wraps on Face Off [on HBO.]  I showed you a picture of them.

You [Margarito] are like a child.  You are an embarrassment to boxing.

I am going to slap you like a little girl.

******************************

Remaining tickets to Cotto-Margarito II, priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100, and $50, can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, online at www.thegarden.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, which charges an additional fee.

HBO will present the back-to-back replay of both episodes of 24/7 COTTO/MARGARITO on Friday, Dec. 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, the half-hour special "24/7 Overtime: Cotto/Margarito" will be seen at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

For Cotto-Margarito II fight week updates, log on to www.toprank.com and www.hbo.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thedarkness on 12-02-2011

[QUOTE=x3_bazooka_x3;11500983]And Margarito will walk through that slap and hit him the way a man hits[/QUOTE] does that come with plasters? :bottle:

Comment by FloydPacquiaoJr on 12-02-2011

isnt Cotto support Child abuse with that comment? talking about slapping someone like a little girl? child abuse?

Comment by x3_bazooka_x3 on 12-01-2011

[QUOTE=mccready;11498534]There you have it. Cotto slaps like a little girl.[/QUOTE] And Margarito will walk through that slap and hit him the way a man hits

Comment by Low Blow Combos on 12-01-2011

[QUOTE=GJaime99;11498565]I've always admired and respected Cotto as a fighter and as a person... but this guy I hear whining and throwing around accusations is not the Cotto I knew, he's no longer a fighter, he's Mr Cotto the bussinessman. His…

Comment by kevinpr69 on 12-01-2011

[QUOTE=dukecanela;11497403]LMAO at all the Puerto Ricans trying to clear up what Miguel said. :blowjob: One way or the other it was a lame come back ha ha ha ha.:baby: Miguel is showing fear and desire to whoop Margarito. Mike tayson…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Ready for Mexico War Munguia-Smith, Machado-Mensah Finalized For July 21, HBO Pacquiao Continues To Reject Talk of Matthysse Event Issues BoxNation, Lou DiBella Reach Deal To Air 'Broadway Boxing' Cards Mickey Bey Erupts Over Parting of Ways With Floyd Mayweather Muhammad Ali Book Brings New Insight To Legendary Career Dana White Takes a Swipe at "Very Oversensitive" Eddie Hearn Joe Cordina is Pumped To Face Sean Dodd For Vacant Belt Alfonso Lopez, Raphael Igbowke Return at Humble Civic Center Martin Murray Lashes Out, Shoves Roberto Garcia at Weigh-In Oscar Valdez: I Want Unify Titles With Leo Santa Cruz Parker's Trainer Leans To Deontay Wilder To Beat Joshua Spence: People Will Want to See Thurman Fight Once He Comes Back Tommy Coyle Keen On Facing Lewis Ritson After U.S. Debut BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - June 22 Jazza Dickens-Martin Ward Set For July 27 At Rainton Meadows Isaac Zarate, Ramiro Robles Ready To Collide at The Doubletree Hearn: If Whyte Wins Big, The Joshua Rematch Has Huge Potential Terence Crawford on Errol Spence: There Can Only Be One King! Hammer: Shields Looking Past Gabriels, Toward Our Fight Next Ellis vs. Mosquera Tops Golden Boy on ESPN Card in Cancun Sanchez: Golovkin Did Not Care About Money, He Wanted Respect! Ramirez Blasts Out Dejan Zlaticanin in Huge Two Round Upset Marquez Sues Christopher Diaz For Breach of Contract Martin Murray: Canelo Cheated, GGG Rematch Should Not Be On Photos: Christopher Diaz, Jose Pedraza Press Conference Junior Fa Headlines His First Show in New Zealand Claressa Shields: Hanna Gabriels Will Be Toughest Opponent De La Hoya: Couldn't Let Canelo, GGG Do What Me & Trinidad Did David Benavidez vs. Anthony Dirrell Deal is Reached Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Go Face To Face Photos: Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - Ready For War DiBella Expects Big Things To Come From Dejan Zlaticanin Paddy Gallagher Suffers Broken Jaw, Corcoran FIght is Off Michael Conlan Expected To Get Tested By Dos Santos Kownacki-Martin Probable for Garcia-Porter Card August 25 Taylor Feels Like ‘King Kong,’ Can’t Be Beaten Before Home Fans Jose Ramirez: O'Connor is Tough, Can Take Some Punches Parker Says Joshua Wasn't The Hardest Puncher He Has Faced Spence Would Fight Thurman Before Facing Garcia-Porter Winner
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement