In the match between Miguel Cotto vs Margarito, Miguel Cotto won the victory over the opponent. For Miguel Cotto, however, this was not just a memorable victory. This is a bounce after he falls into the abyss.
MIGUEL COTTO’S INNATE TALENT
Miguel Cotto used to be the most prominent boxing punch in the world. Left hooked melancholy left, with the preferred style of attack to create pressure, Miguel Cotto went into the audience by the resilience and stubborn style on the ring. Always involved with the hunched, restrictive, and seemingly rigid stance, Cotto is actually a brute of contemporary Boxing.
In 2008, Miguel Cotto was Boxing’s big star at the time, his achievement at that time was 32-0, going to the match with Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto seemed to be firmly on the winning stage with great form. However, it all ended when he was mysteriously defeated by Margarito.
At that fateful match, for the first time, people saw the image of Miguel Cotto collapsing to wait for the referee to count. An unbeatable warrior, most brave Boxing that time accepted to fall down waiting for the referee’s count instead of fighting to the last strength as what he has shown. Especially at the beginning of the match, Miguel Cotto still showed a little more technical skill than Margarito.
THE COLLAPSE OF MIGUEL COTTO AFTER THE MATCH WITH MARGARITO
The moment Cotto was discouraged to give up with a bloody face was the time when his whole family collapsed. Cotto in the following games, although winning, still became more and more pretending. In the match against Manny Pacquiao, Cotto continued to disappoint because of showing too weak before the Philippine legend, once again, the Cotto family was full of tears.
Thinking it was a sad ending for Cotto, the world just discovered a shocking thing, Antonio Margarito has padded gloves to play. The scandal was soon uncovered after Shane Mosley’s team decided that something was wrong with Antonio Margarito’s punch. The sports inspector came in and discovered that Margarito used a piece of hard plastic to wedge his fist. It was for this reason that Cotto suddenly became abnormally timid with each Magarito’s attack in the previous match.
In 2011, three years after the unfortunate defeat, Cotto stepped onto the stage to confront the man who stole his “0”, robbed his championship, and above all who robbed the honor of a warrior. Cotto entered the scene without even touching the fraudster Margarito. At this match, Magarito’s punch no longer was “enchanted” anymore, Cotto just casually devastated Margarito for 9 rounds. Cotto continued to blow until Margarito had to wait desperately for the rescue bell.
At the end of the 9th period, the referee decided Cotto won TKO because Margarito no longer had the ability to play. Maybe Magarito’s padded gloves made Cotto stick to his chin, maybe the padded gloves stole Miguel Cotto‘s performance, but at the rematch, Cotto reclaimed his honor after all the losses he experienced just because of the padded glove.