Fight Photos: Cotto, Margarito and the stars of the New York card

4 Dec

All Pictures: Stacey Verbeek – Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas

In an action-stacked fight card on December 3 in New York, it was the Top Rank Boxing main event between Miguel Cotto (37-2-0, 30ko) and Antonio Margarito (38-8-0, 27ko) that was the unsurprising bout of the evening as ‘Super’ WBA super welterweight championship incumbent Cotto – under the guidance of new trainer Pedro Luis Diaz – executed a punch perfect gameplan that involved both stick-and-move and tear-up tactics.

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Cotto's face bore a few minor blemishes after going nine full rounds and three seconds with Margarito

Miguel's wife Melissa was in tears during the 2008 fight, but the rematch would have made easier viewing

Unheralded Cuban coach Diaz appeared a bizarre pick after Cotto's split with Steward, but Diaz's tactics were spot on

Cotto targeted Margarito's right eye, which sealed shut and sealed his fate as he succumbed to a late stoppage

Joe Gallagher (left) trainer of John Murray (right), who went 11 hardcore rounds with Brandon Rios

Bam Bam Rios struggled to make weight at 135lbs and will likely move north, to super lightweight (140lbs)

Wolak (above, pre-fight) failed to pressure Rodriguez as often as he did in the first fight and it cost him the win

Rodriguez is occasionally unfancied for decision calls but out-pointed Wolak with his precision

Rising welterweight contender Mike Jones, a rangy fighter, decisioned Sebastian Lujan in an uneventful contest

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