Antonio Margarito stages the biggest upset of this year by knocking down heavily-favored Miguel Cotto for the WBA Welterweight title last night Saturday, July 26 2008 at Las Vegas. Cotto showed counterpunching skills in the early rounds until Margarito took over from the 7th round. Cotto lose his footwork and succumbed to a knockdown at 2:05 mark in the 11th round.
Watch the live streaming broadcast below for the WBA Welterweight Title fight between Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto and Mexican Antonio Margarito, dubbed “The Battle.” Get instant updates and results on the winners of the undercard by watching the free video below.
Both Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto made weight (147 lbs) for their bout entitled “The Battle” which will take place this Saturday at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Here are official weights of the undercard fighters.
(WBA Welterweight Championship)
Giovanni Segura 108 vs Cesar Cancila 108
(WBA interim light flyweight championship)
Mike Alvarado 142 vs Cesar Bazan 141
Bernabe Concepcion 123.5 vs Adam Carrera 124
Kid Diamond 138.5 vs Ivan Valle 139
Vernie Torres 124 vs Benjamin Flores 124
Jesus Rojas 122 vs Anyetei Laryea 124
Luis Cruz 124* vs Jaime Villa 125*
Both Villa and Cruz initially weighed 126
Brian Ramirez 131 vs Luis Cervantes 132
You can watch the Elite XC bouts, which will be held at Stockton Arena, live broadcast on Primetime TV , starting at 8 p.m. ET with an hour on Showtime followed by two hours live on CBS today Saturday, July 26 27 2008. Kimbo Slice won’t be there to delight the fans, but many prediction says that the result of this event will be as successful as the first one. Stay tuned to this website for the updates and results of the fights.
The Showtime main event of the evening is a fight between Antonio “Big Foot” Silva (10-1) versus Justin Eilers (20-7-1). I’m rooting for Silva on this one because Eilers seems to be a wekaer fighter.
Here’s an excerpt from Kevin Iole’s column at Yahoo Sports.