Margarito and Cotto give boxing fans one to remember
Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto gave fight fans what they wanted -- a riveting slugfest with a dramatic ending, writes Dan Rafael.
"Margarito was just a strong and determined fighter tonight," Bayless said. "It's the best fight I've ever done. They started out throwing power punches and they never stopped. They were throwing bombs and they never stopped."
Right after the fight, Arum said Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) had come a long way. "Now, he is in a position where he has come this far, so determined, and now is his time to shine and make some money," Arum said. "We'll see what the best options are out there."Arum had been negotiating a Dec. 6 fight between Cotto (32-1, 26 KOs) and Oscar De La Hoya, who plans to retire after his next fight. That's out the window now, but Margarito has a good idea. "Oscar De La Hoya is one of the best," he said. "We can give Mexicans a true battle." Margarito and Cotto gave all boxing fans a true battle. Dan Rafael is the boxing writer for ESPN.com.