Antonio Margarito Video: Does He Mock Manny Pacquiao Trainer Disability?

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Antonio Margarito may have just provided Manny Pacquiao with some added motivation heading into their fight Saturday night at Cowboys stadium.

Video has surfaced of Margarito mocking Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach.

It's not pretty.

During this clip, Margarito and training partner Brandon Rios attempt to mimic the physical appearance of Roach, who has Parkinson's disease.

It starts when a person holding the camera asks Margarito what he thinks of Freddie Roach.

He promptly responded by shaking and holding his hands limply in front of him, saying "I'm Freddie Roach."

The camera then shifts to Rios, who breaks into his imitation of Roach.

Thankfully, the display ends after only about 10 seconds.

Wednesday, Robert Garcia, Margarito's trainer, responded to the fallout caused by the video.

According to Garcia, neither his fighter nor Rios knew Roach was stricken with the disease.  In fact, Rios apparently didn't even know know what Parkinson's was.

It was interesting to note that although most people inside the gym started laughing, several bystanders kept a straight face.

At least some people know what Parkinson's is.

Garcia claimed the imitation was in response to something "personal" between the two camps.

Perhaps Margarito and Rios aren't familiar with Muhammad Ali, either.

As if that weren't bad enough, the Margarito camp continues to make light of his suspension for doctoring his wraps during the Shane Mosley fight.

There's no question the Pacquiao-Margarito fight could have used some additional pre-fight chatter, but this video crosses the line.

No word yet on if Margarito himself will issue a formal apology.

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