By Jeff Haney · July 28, 2008 · 2:00 AM
This was the night Margarito solidified his status among not only boxing’s best fighters but also its most prominent names. This was the night Margarito became a marketable commodity in the sport. By upsetting Cotto in the WBA welterweight world championship fight via an 11th-round stoppage, Margarito graduated from a post as boxing’s great outcast to one as a power broker who can largely call his own shots.
By Alex Adeyanju · July 27, 2008 · 2:45 AM
Watch video highlights as Antonio Margarito beat Miguel Cotto by 11th round TKO to win the WBA welterweight championship Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
By Jeff Haney · July 26, 2008 · 9:05 PM
Antonio Margarito won an epic battle over previously unbeaten WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
By Jeff Haney · July 26, 2008 · 6:28 PM
On the undercard of Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito welterweight world championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena: Bernabe Concepcion (26-1-1, 15 KOs) stopped Adam Carrera (19-4, 8 KOs) by technical knockout at 2:14 of the second round in a super bantamweight fight.
By Ron Kantowski · July 26, 2008 · 2:00 AM
Miguel Cotto fights Antonio Margarito at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, which means all of Puerto Rico and Mexico will be watching. Unless, of course, the Mexican National Team is playing soccer. In that case, they’ll be watching the fight live in Tijuana while DVRs from Chihuahua to Tapachula will be getting a serious workout. Here are 32-0-0 reasons — Cotto’s record — to watch Saturday’s World Welterweight Championship:
By Jeff Haney · July 26, 2008 · 2:00 AM
The clash of the world’s two best welterweights also carries on the rich tradition of fights between Mexican and Puerto Rican greats. “We have a top fighter from Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto, and a top fighter from Mexico, Antonio Margarito, so that rivalry is rekindled, so it adds tremendous buzz and spice to the matchup,” promoter Bob Arum said. “This fight is something special.”
By Andy Samuelson · July 24, 2008 · 1:11 AM
There was a lot of talk about “La Batalla” Wednesday afternoon inside the MGM, but none of that noise came from the two boxers who will be taking part in the actual battle inside the hotel’s Grand Garden Arena come Saturday night.
By Alex Adeyanju · July 22, 2008 · 8:14 p.m.
Watch and listen as fans greet Miguel Cotto Tuesday at the MGM Grand. Cotto fights Antonio Margarito Saturday night at the MGM Grand.
By Jeff Haney · July 21, 2008 · 2:00 AM
Perhaps the highest compliment in boxing is to say someone competes like a Mexican fighter. The designation has become shorthand for fighting with heart and guts, without a hint of fear.
By Jeff Haney · July 17, 2008 · 2:00 AM
Las Vegas handicapper and radio personality Dave Cokin sees the matchup as closer to even than the betting line would indicate.