Picture: Antonio Margarito’s Swollen Eye Results in TKO Loss to Miguel Cotto
Antonio Margarito lost his rematch with Miguel Cotto Saturday night at Madison Square Garden when the fight was stopped and declared a TKO after the 9th round. As you can see in the picture above, Margarito’s right eye was swollen shut, leading to the stoppage. As bad as his eye looked following nine rounds of blows from Cotto, it still wasn’t as bad as it was after the loss to Manny Pacquiao. Remember how bad his eye looked then? This was nothing.
For some reason, Margarito felt it was necessary to say after the fight that Cotto was hitting like a girl. Right Antonio, keep dreaming.
It was sweet revenge for Cotto who lost to Margarito in 2008 when it was suspected the Mexican fighter used illegal loaded gloves.
“I felt extra motivation. I was vindicated,” Cotto said after the fight. “You can see my face now and how I got out of ring in 2008. Draw your own conclusions.”
The Puerto Rican is now 37-2 with 30 career KOs. Margacheato is 38-8 and has lost 3 of his last 4 fights. Justice prevails.
Picture Credit: Chris Farina/Boxing Insider