1. CAGUAS’ 28-year-old Puerto Rican warrior, Miguel Cotto, 32-1-0, was coming off a brutal 11th round stoppage defeat at the (suspected to be loaded) hands of Antonio Margarito the previous July. A few weeks earlier, Margarito and his trainer Javier Capetillo had their licenses revoked for the maximum period of 12 months by the California State Athletic Commission after Margarito’s hand wraps were found to contain illegal knuckle pads during his defeat to Shane Mosley.
2. CHORLEY’S Michael Jennings, 31, 34-1-0, was the former English and British welterweight champion who had never even contested a Commonwealth or European strap and was competing in his first overseas fight for the vacant WBO welterweight title on February 21, 2009.
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