After some negotiations, the issue was put to rest. “Yes, that [weight issue] was thrown out. New contracts are being drafted and should be signed by both by the end of the week,” concluded Diaz.
Margarito’s stoppage win over Cotto in their now-classic war back in the summer of 2008 has been brought into question by Cotto as the reigning titlist has been recently pointing out some red stuff on Margarito’s raised glove in post-fight photos.
What Cotto fails to mention is that, not unlike the photo obtained by the Los Angeles Times, there have been other photos of various fighters with virtually the same reddish stuff on their gloves after their own fights.
When asking trainers and fighters around the L.A. area as to what they thought the substance in question is, there would be two trains of thought. A) The constant pounding on the moist leather of the red gloves makes the color bleed through onto the hand wraps within during the fight or B) blood from cuts, knicks or bruised knuckles, which could have occurred during training or the fight itself, are also suspect.
It’s all academic at this point as Margarito will surely be on a mission to prove his victory over Cotto was a clean one.