Was Margarito punished by boxing for the handwrapping controversy?

By Kevin Davis


Antonio Margarito moved his way up in the rankings without being any serious opponents. Once defeated Kermit Cintron the world thought he could be the one to dethrone Floyd Mayweather. After a sound defeat by Paul Williams, many felt they may have jumped the gun on Margarito. Williams was winning the fight easy in the first six rounds, then something happened. Margarito punches started to take an effect on Williams in a weird way.

One of Paul Williams aides said "In the second half of that fight, he was moving Paul back, out the blue like that, that don't make sense, you ain't going to get that strong as the fight went on, we thought he might have been on something. Then once the Shane Mosley thing came out, we said okay that's what it was, because Paul don't run from nobody he would have mopped the floor with him." 


The sport was embarrassed and felt this black eye could hurt the integrity of the commission. A suspension wouldn't and couldn't be the total punishment, for this crime Margarito had to be dealt with in a boxing ring. In his fight against Manny Pacquiao, it seemed as if the tape on Pacquiao hands were indeed heavy but no one cared, he was there to be punished before thousands and millions watching for his crimes.


In a rematch between Miguel Cotto and Margarito, there was more talk about him using those wraps in that fight more than the one he did try to use them in, and they had no proof, that he did but it was okay for HBO to speculate it as fact, and pass judgement, but when it came to the fact of maybe there was a chance Pacquiao could be dirty, they couldn't speculate on that notion. Cotto defeated Margarito would could barley see out of his right eye, which one doctor said no way he was going to let the fight go on after viewing the eye, but thanks to greedy NYSAC they found a way to make the fight happen anyhow. The results a one-sided slaughter that shouldn't have never been made.


Congratulations you have just made an example of a fighter, who should have never been allowed to put on gloves again for the crime he committed. 

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