The World’s Most Famous Arena, Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York will filled to capacity with Boricua fans looking to see (36-2-0, 29 KOs) Miguel “Junito” Cotto [-225] even the score with his arch-nemesis, (38-7-0, 1 NC, 27 KOs) Antonio “The Express Train” Margarito [+175]. This much anticipated bout is scheduled to get underway tonight just before midnight, live on pay-per-view.
According to Cotto vs Margarito fight predictions specialists, the OVER/UNDER for this fight is set at a total of 10½ rounds. With just a few hours before the fight, fight predictions experts project that this fight will go the distance in the OVER [-160] rather than the UNDER [+120]. The first time these guys met, Margarito got the TKO win in the final round when the Puerto Rican said “No Mas!”
But that’s not the only possible outcome for this fight. if you’re planning to bet Cotto vs Margarito II, you may want to know that the most popular outcomes for this fight are as follows:
Cotto by Decision: [+110].
Cotto by KO – TKO – DQ: [+300].
Margarito by KO – TKO – DQ: [+300].
Margarito by Decision: [+450].
Do you find it hard to believe that despite the fact that the Tijuana Tornado won their first encounter by TKO, that the possibility of that happening again isn’t ranked a little better in the odds. I mean let’s face it, we all know that Margarito isn’t exactly neither the most technically sound fighter in the world, nor is he the most skilled. However, one thing this maniac has is a ton of heart, an iron chin, and hits as hard as a mule.
Seriously, if Bob Arum, who’s more out of touch with reality than most people in America know that Margarito isn’t about to grace the ring with his skill, then that means it’s that obvious to the rest of the world.
“Let’s be honest: Margarito is no great boxer,” Arum said. “Everybody knows that. He takes punches so that he can land his own and he just wears guys down.”
So why aren’t Cotto’s odds of knocking Margo out also ranked better? The controversial Mexican has a theory as to why he won’t be visiting the canvas tonight like he did against Shane Mosley.
“[Because] he hits like a little girl,” Margarito said. “Super flyweights hit harder. He will never beat me.”
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