2009 Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley logo2009 Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley

Margarito the Coward Knocked Out by Sugar Shane Mosley!

Joe OneillCorrespondent IIJanuary 24, 2009

Antonio Margarito the Coward!

Antonio Margarito the Cheat!

The once great Mexican warrior. A man once compared to Roberto Duran and Julio Cesar Chavez is finished. 

Call in the dogs. Margarito is done. 

He cheated. 

Then he got knocked out.

He got destroyed. He was dismantled by a 37-year-old Shane Mosley thought to be well beyond his prime. 

Margarito tried to hide Plaster of Paris in his wraps. He tried to turn his gloves into brass knuckles.

He got caught.

Then he went out and got his butt kicked. Shane Mosley put on a masterful performance. He hit Margarito with right hand bombs. He danced. He hit him up close with left hooks. He took away Margarito's reach and height.

He won eight out of nine rounds.

Mosley looked closer to 27 than 37. He looked great. He deserves to be called one of the greatest fighters of his generation. He stopped Margarito in the ninth round after Margarito never should have come out for the round. He was a beaten man after the eighth.

Margarito looked more like Tobey Maguire than Roberto Duran. Without a cast in his gloves, his punches didn't have nearly the power of his previous fights.

Did he cheat in the Cotto fight?


Antonio Margarito disgraced the sport of boxing and the Mexican people on this night. He should be banished from the sport. 

Shane Mosley deserves a big fight. He deserves to fight a Floyd Mayweather or a Joe Calzaghe. His hand speed is world class. He's a smart, veteran fighter who would give anyone problems.

Antonio Margarito should be fighting in Reno casinos. He is a clown and a coward. 

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