Last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Miguel Cotto did what he said he'd do: He attacked the bad right eye of Antonio Margarito, ripped him with power shots and a strong jab en route to a doctor stoppage after the ninth round due to the eye being cut and swollen shut.
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Cotto (37-2, 30 KO) has had a terrific career over the years, beating the likes of Shane Mosley, Zab Judah, Joshua Clottey, Paulie Malignaggi, and the mighty Yuri Foreman. He's only ever lost to Manny Pacquiao and a Margarito that many have questioned after the fact.
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And last night may have been -- no, likely was the most satisfying moment of his entire career. We heard for three years that he was tormented, taunted, and haunted by the ghost of Tony Margarito. In front of a rabid Madison Square Garden crowd, Cotto did his work and silenced whatever demons he may (or may not) have actually had.