Antonio Margarito, Brandon Rios Cross Line Mocking Freddie Roach’s Parkinson’s

Antonio Margarito is preparing for his fight on Saturday in Dallas against Manny Pacquiao. Margarito has already taken a shot at Oscar De La Hoya, and now he and his team went after Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach. Informed that Roach called Margarito loading his gloves in a previous fight “attempted murder,” Margarito and boxer Brandon Rios responded by mocking Roach’s Parkinson’s Disease. Here’s the Elie Seckbach video courtesy of Bloody Elbow and Bad Left Hook:

When you have to resort to mocking a person’s mannerisms due to a disease you know you’re at a low level of intelligence. They clearly have no response to the content of Roach’s words so they have to mock him instead. I already wanted Margarito to lose. Now I hope he gets destroyed.

‘True Mexican’ Antonio Margarito Will Die in the Ring Unlike Oscar De La Hoya

One of boxing’s more anticipated fights is set to go down on Saturday evening in Dallas. Antonio Margarito, suspended by many states for loading his gloves against Shane Mosley, will take on Manny Pacquiao at Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao hasn’t lost since 2005 and he’s defeated big names like Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, and Oscar De La Hoya his last handful of fights.

The win over De La Hoya was notable not only because of the impressive numbers the fight drew, but because it was Oscar’s last fight. Oh yeah, and because Oscar failed to answer the bell for the 9th round. Roy Jones Jr. has already gotten his two cents in on the matter, and now so has Margarito.

Speaking with Boxing Scene, Margarito said he wants to put in a better showing against Pac Man than Oscar had. “There’s a difference between both of us,” he said. “I’m a true Mexican. I will die in the ring. I will not quit.”

Not that any of us are looking forward to seeing a man die in the ring, but that’s the type of an attitude a fighter should have. My instant reaction to seeing Oscar not come out for the 9th round was that he quit and didn’t give people the show for which they signed up. Boxing is not only a sweet science, but it’s also for dedicated fighters with heart. Oscar lacked that in his Pacquiao fight and was overmatched. Hopefully Margarito will give the fans a better show.

Bob Arum Plays Race Card in Defense of Antonio Margarito, Is Totally Wrong

Just as Top Rank promoter Bob Arum was incensed at the year-long suspension of his fighter, Antonio Margarito, by the California State Athletic Commission, I’m incensed at Arum’s comments in defense of Margarito. In the same breath where he exclaimed “This is America” as if to say “We don’t punish famous/rich people here!” Arum let off this rant, keeping his race card handy:

“You take a kid who’s done absolutely nothing wrong, and there isn’t a shred of evidence he’s done anything wrong, and you revoke his license for a year? Are you crazy? This is America! It doesn’t work like that. If this was anyone other than a Mexican kid, there’d be a different result. I know that for a fact! The trainer does something wrong and the fighter who knows nothing suffers the consequences? What kind of nonsense is this?”

Their excuses were so lame. To say the pads were “tossed into the bag” by another fighter who trains at the same gym is pathetic (which is what the trainer said). To try and set things up for the trainer to be the fall guy is irresponsible. The bottom line is that Antonio Margarito and his corner got busted for cheating — putting plaster pads on his gloves that were intended to hurt his opponent, Shane Mosley, and help give him a decisive advantage in the ring. They got busted for cheating and were forced to unwrap prior to the right. What more evidence do you want?

How is that any different from a hitter and batting coach getting caught corking a bat in the umpires presence prior to the game? This has nothing to do with race, Arum. Screw your head on straight before you lose any more credibility. Just admit fault so I don’t have to ignore everything you say the rest of your life, your credibility hanging by a thread. The only thing I will say in favor of Margarito is that it’s ironic he gets suspended from fighting in the U.S. for a year for loading up his gloves while the fighter to whom he lost was a BALCO boy — Shane Mosley. I think the the penalty imposed on Margarito and his trainer is a proper reflection of the severity of the infraction they committed.