Antonio Margarito Will Be
Examined By NYSAC Physician, Halfway Between Mexico & New
By Damon "LatinBox" Gonzalez
New York - In the midst of one week and one day left for a
grudge showdown rematch between Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel
Cotto, the NYSAC, after hearing deliberations from Attorneys
representing Margarito, stand by their decision that if
Antonio Margarito wants a license to fight in New York he
must take an eye examination by a Physician from the NYSAC.
Margarito's attorneys asked the panel to take into
consideration that Margarito is training in the mountains in
Mexico and they feel it will be crucial and dangerous to his
training to fly to New York to take the exam. Margarito's
attorneys gave an alternative that all doctors on NYSAC and
Margarito litigate a conference and diagnose a resolution to
the matter to issue clearance for Margarito.
State Department Judge Torres clearly denied that
alternative and stated that both sides will be addressing
this to eternity.
NYSAC Commissioner Chair woman Melvina Lathan made it clear
that Top Rank and Margarito submitted paperwork to fight in
NY October 31st. Margarito and Top Rank have been contacted
various times since then by the Commission to conduct the
exam. Top Rank delayed a response every time they were
reached. The Commissioner made it clear "no exam, no
Attorneys of Margarito were then able to present another
resolution: if the physician from NYSAC can meet Margarito
at a halfway point somewhere in between NY and Mexico.
Margarito's attorneys recommended that they will cover the
NYSAC took that into consideration, however have just hours
left to work things out.
This presents it self as the final opportunity for Antonio
Margarito to take the exam and be granted a license to fight
Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on Dec 3rd.