The night was July 26th 2008 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito the two great warriors squared off in what turned out to be an instant classic that would not only warrant a rematch, but have more gasoline added to the fire with a “Plaster of Paris” like substance found in Margarito’s hand wraps some 6 months later.
The fight not only lived up to the style match up of the Mexican vs. Puerto Rican rivalry buzz, but it also turned out to be one of the best fights in the last 5 years. Three and half years later we have the same style match up that should be at least a solid action fight if not a full out brawl again. We know Miguel Cotto will use his jab and Antonio Margarito will be coming straight at Cotto.
The question will be does Miguel Cotto have the patience to stick to a game plan using his jab, going to the body, and throwing more combinations? Will he use more subtle movement or at least pivot and reset instead of getting into exchanges?
This could be a guarantee that all fight fans will have their expectations that this fight is a war of the two fighters that only thing in mind is winning. Cotto-Margarito 2 on December 3, 2011.