|Top Rank avoids Lennox Lewis vs Mike Tyson or Oscar De La Hoya vs Vargas for Margarito - Cotto face-off
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 30, 2011) Doghouse Boxing (Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank)
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing - Today at the final press conference featuring Miguel Cotto and
Antonio Margarito, the customary face off (for photo ops and extra hype)
was omitted from the event. There is real bad blood between Cotto and
Margarito, and organizers of the event (Top Rank Boxing promotions)
opted not to risk anything by putting these two live dogs face to face.
In explaining why there was no face-off today,
Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti invoked to past fights in which the
face-off only invited a melee. Moretti mention Lennox Lewis vs. Mike
Tyson and Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas.
In giving his reasoning as to why there was no face-off at today's
event, Moretti quoted by ESPN stated: "Why risk it? There was no need."
Photo from Today's Final press conference. Cotto (L) and Margarito (R) are seperated by Promoter, Bob Arum. Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto takes place this Saturday, Dec. 3 at MSG in New York.
Photo © Chris Farina / Top Rank.
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