Cotto vs. Margarito: 5 Reasons Each Fighter Can Win on Saturday

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Cotto vs. Margarito: 5 Reasons Each Fighter Can Win on Saturday
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Cotto-Margarito has certainly gotten quite a bit of buzz in the boxing community, but unlike their first fight the reasons aren't as joyful.

Whereas their first affair focused on what was supposedly two of the best welterweights in the world, this tilt is more focused on the story behind how the first fight ended and what happened after it.

It is one of the best documented stories in boxing that Margarito was found to have plaster in his gauze which was removed before the Mosley fight.  He went on to lose soundly to Mosley.

Suspicion was cast on Margarito and it led to one serious question.

Did Margarito cheat and use such wraps against Cotto in their first fight?

Because of the questions and emotions from the fans and the fighters, this fight has less to do with the skills of the fighters involved and more about their emotional makeup.  Boxing ability comes into it, but their own mental states make up more of the weighing factors this time.

Both men have advantages going for them in this fight.  Not all of them are physical and not all are mental, but all of them could have the power to change what happens on Saturday.

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