Cotto-Margarito II available online PPV on Saturday in U.S for $54.95
By Jim Dower: If you want to see this Saturday’s fight between WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito and you don’t have HBO, you can still see it if you live in the United States, as it will be shown online for $54.95, which unfortunately is the same price as you would be paying if you purchased the fight on PPV to watch on HBO.
However, the fight will only be offered to U.S boxing fans, so that’s also another negative. But a lot a lot of boxing fans in the U.S don’t have HBO and this is a big help and will certainly bring in a lot of fans who want to see the fight.
According to fightnews.com, these are the fights that will be showing the Cotto vs. Margarito II fight online: www.toprank.tv, www.DishNetwork.com and www.sports.yahoo.com.
This should be an exciting fight if the two fighters come with even 75% of what they brought to the ring back in July 2008 the last time they fought. Although it’s pretty clear that Cotto and Margarito aren’t what they were in 2008, they could bring enough fireworks for this to be another exciting fight.
Like last time, Cotto is the favorite to come out on top. Margarito has lost two out of his last three fights and is coming off of major eye surgery on his right eye, in addition to a one year layoff.
Bob Arum, their promoter, might have been better off waiting until Margarito had taken a couple of tune-up fights to ensure his surgically repaired eye doesn’t create problems but he wanted the fight now rather than later. You can see how it might be better off now, because Margarito could have reinjured his eye and that would have derailed this fight.