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Cotto vs Margarito 2: Pay-Per-View Preview Show Featuring Miguel Cotto (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Here's the Miguel Cotto feature section from Saturday's pay-per-view preview show:


Now this one's so good that I have to transcribe this one part. Keep in mind that after Margarito, we skip right over Cotto's fight with Manny Pacquiao in November 2009, and go right to the Yuri Foreman bout:

"That night, Cotto challenged super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman. A reinvigorated Cotto took the fight to Foreman early and often. The old Miguel Cotto, the slick boxer-puncher of years past, had returned. Unlike the Margarito bout, Cotto also looked sharp in the later rounds. Armed with the super welterweight crown, Cotto again sought another big-time matchup. He found one with the fiery Nicaraguan, Ricardo Mayorga."

Now, OK, ignore the idea that Ricardo Mayorga can be in a "big-time matchup" in 2011, because that fight was half an afterthought.

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Let's focus on the Foreman fight, where no mention whatsoever is made of Foreman severely injuring his knee, and that being a pretty big reason that "Cotto looked sharp in the later rounds." He was fighting a guy who could barely stand up.

Also, if you watched and DIDN'T just read that, NOTE THAT THEY SHOW NO SIGN THAT FOREMAN WAS INJURED IN THAT FIGHT. They purposely cut the highlights around any indication that Foreman was hurt during the fight.

For willingness to defy all logic and lie, you cannot top the boxing industry. They do it even when there's no real point. This fight has a story, but they're choosing to spend time telling you about "knockout artist Roberto Garcia" and this complete sham.

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