Margarito temporarily suspended by CSAC

3dc53d74487a74d8535b360407408a1d-getty-box-usa-mex-welter-mosley-margarito_medium Antonio Margarito and his trainer Javier Capteillo have been temporarily suspended by the California State Athletic Commission while the investigation continues in regard to the handwraps controversy from last Saturday.

From Dan Rafael:

"The temporary suspension will remain in effect until CSAC has fully investigated the circumstances surrounding events at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 24, 2009," commission chairman Tim Noonan said in a statement. "A foreign substance was found by California State Athletic Commission staff in the hand wraps of Antonio Margarito before his bout against Shane Mosley at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The substance found in Margarito's hand wraps is currently being analyzed by the California Department of Justice. An investigation as to whether either licensee violated CSAC rules is ongoing."

Noonan said Margarito and Capetillo have been asked to appear at an initial hearing on Feb. 10.

It's also worth noting that attorney Pat English, who represents Joshua Clottey and Main Events Promotions (Kermit Cintron's former promoter), has sent a letter to the CSAC asking them to come forward with any test results so that past wins of Margarito's might be questioned or examined. Margarito twice knocked out Cintron, and beat Clottey by decision in December 2006.

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