What should they do? Should they admit that they've made mistakes? Should they remind you that they've done this before? Should they give you a history lesson? What should they do?
Yahoo! Sports columnist Kevin Iole is in Dallas today, and was at the press conference for Saturday night's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. On his Twitter page, Iole has tons of quick quotes from the involved parties, which I recommend going to check out. Lots of stuff there, including Alex Ariza saying Manny is in top condition, and the usual boxing presser stuff.
But Robert Garcia, who trains Margarito and undercard fighter Brandon Rios, did offer a quote on the video controversy we've been talking about since last night. Iole posted, "Robert Garcia says Margarito and Rios didn't know Roach has Parkinson's."
Boxing fans will know that this isn't the first controversial subject that Margarito "didn't know" about in the last couple of years. He's become the greatest "Who me??" guy in boxing. He didn't know his hand wraps were illegal, and now he didn't know that Freddie Roach, the most famous trainer in boxing, has Parkinson's disease, which has been well-publicized. "I didn't know" has become Margarito's catchphrase.
Margarito and Roach know one another. In short, there is absolutely no way in hell that Antonio Margarito and Brandon Rios didn't know that Freddie Roach has Parkinson's disease. There is not a 0.5% chance that they didn't know. I understand why they're trying to side-step the issue or get it to go away, but it's like they want to keep walking on land mines. And this sure doesn't help Margarito's claims that he "didn't know" about the wraps -- or maybe it does. Maybe the point is he doesn't know anything, really. I'm not sure.