The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) voted five to one Wednesday to deny disgraced and despicable cheater Antonio Tijuana Tornado Margarito a license to fight in its state.
Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs), who in May defeated Robert Garcia by unanimous decision in Aguascalientes, Mexico, had his boxing license justifiably revoked by the CSAC in February 2009 after he was snagged preparing to battle former WBA welterweight super champion Sugar Shane Mosley with a plaster-like substance inside his hand wraps.
Fortunately, Margarito was caught when officials at the Los Angeles Staples Center proved the devious Mexican was a cowardly charlatan before the match began and he had the opportunity to seriously injure Mosley (46-6, 39 KOs) with his cement fists.
Once Margarito had his illegal hand wraps removed, the Tijuana Tornado was promptly brutalized by Mosley and defeated by a ninth round TKO.
All these people that say things about me dont know me, dont know my history, claimed Margarito, 32, like the clown-pocket he absolutely is. The way I box has always been clean. Nobody has a clear idea what happened that night.
Margarito is pining for a November 13 matchup versus the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
Since the Tijuana Tornado has now been rebuffed by Nevada and California, Maragrito will attempt to receive his license in Texas to scrap Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs) at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
“We’re very optimistic Texas will grant the license,” said Margarito and Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum, who admitted during a 2000 federal trial that he is a bribing and corruptible snake. “But that is up to them.”
Margarito is the quintessential tough and rugged pugilist in the ring.
Nevertheless, his thwarted actions versus Mosley are a cardinal sin in boxing and they should never be forgiven under any circumstances.
The Tijuana Tornado has sworn that he had no clue that his terminated trainer, Javier Capetillo, used forbidden substances in his wraps.
Margaritos assertions are pathetic and he does not deserve to be exonerated strictly because he is an ignoramus.
Boxing is considered a crazy and animalistic sport, said Mike Cappiello, a native of Brockton who once battled for the IBO super featherweight title and retired with an impressive mark of 33-6. Margaritos actions further hurt the outlook of boxing.
Cappiello, the owner of Cappiello Brothers Boxing gym in The City of Champions, continued.
You need to keep boxing as safe as possible and make sure nothing serious happens to boxers. Margarito should have been suspended for more than a year to make a statement.
Margarito is beloved by Mexican fight fans primarily for his brawling style and he was a popular attraction throughout much of the United States.
Still, Margarito does not deserve a chance at redemption in any of our fifty states and he should be permanently banned from prizefighting.
For the sport of boxing, losing Margarito would be a classic case of addition by subtraction.
Sadly, since boxing and Mexico are both rogue, Margarito managed to weasel his way back into the squared circle this past spring.
For ring justice to be properly served, a fighter is badly needed to viciously bludgeon Margarito in a clean and succinct fashion.
In either Texas or Mexico, that man will likely be Manny Pacquiao.