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Margarito sharpens skills to defend his title

Originally Published: June 21, 2007
By Steve Kim | MaxBoxing.com

In preparing for his December contest against Joshua Clottey, WBO welterweight champion Antonio Margarito and his management found it nearly impossible to find suitable sparring late last fall. Inevitably, it seemed that boxers who could replicate the style of the rugged Clottey were either tied up with other commitments or had priced themselves out of the picture.

Some just never bothered to show up after making commitments to Margarito's manager, Sergio Diaz, who shelled out thousands of ...

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