January 21st, 2010 By Matthew Grizzle
CHEATING EX-CHAMP WANTS TO RETURN IN MARCH
Oklahoma City, OK- At one point, there was a Mexican warrior fighting out of Tijuana, Mexico who was on top of the boxing world. He bloodied, battered and beat the previously undefeated welterweight champ Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) into submission. He seemed to have a chin of iron and hands of steel to go along with it. He of course, was Antonio Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs).GOT CAUGHT TRYING TO DAMAGE SHANE FOREVER
This seemingly unstoppable freight train derailed into a canyon on the night of January 24, 2009; that is when he was discovered to be a fraud, a cheat and a disgrace to the sport of boxing. Just seconds before his fight with Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) began, the HBO Godfather Larry Merchant announced that suspicious pads were found in Margarito’s hand wraps by Mosley trainer Nazeem Richardson and his hands had to been rewrapped three times. It was later confirmed that Margarito had attempted to load his gloves with a hardening substance much like plaster of Paris. Not only did he lose his hands of steel, he also had his mythical iron chin cracked into pieces as he was knocked out in the ninth frame by Mosley.
COTTO WAS TOO THE VICTIM OF THIS CRIMINAL!
Nobody will ever know how long Margarito had been loading his gloves, but many are fairly certain he did in his fight against Miguel Cotto. Regardless of the fact that Margarito was caught attempting to bring weapons into the ring which could cause permanent damage or death to an opponent, he will be fighting on the Manny Paquiao vs. Joshua Clottey undercard against Carson Jones (24-7, 15 KOs) in March. Not only should Margarito be banned from the sport along with his trainer, Javier Capetillo, they both should be serving time behind bars.
SIGN THE PETITION TO BAN MARGARITO FOR LIFE!
By clicking on the following link, you can sign the petition/blog that Pedro Fernandez will submit to the California State Athletic Commission when they decide to meet on the Marga-cheato matter! Click here to sign petition to ban Antonio Marga-cheato