History | Jul 26 2018

On This Day: Antonio Margarito scores tainted win over Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto controversially lost his unbeaten record to a ferocious Antonio Margarito on July 26, 2008
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Miguel Cotto  |  Jake Roth/USA Today Sports

THIS fight had a tagline “La Batalla” (The Battle) that ultimately proved apt, although for the first five rounds it resembled more a scintillating procession as Miguel Cotto used speed and precision to dictate. However, Antonio Margarito gradually forced his opponent to fight at a pace he was uncomfortable with, creating his best chance for victory and an enthralling fight into the bargain.

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