COTTO vs. MARGARITO

July 26, 2008 // 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT (HBO PPV)

The Battle // MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

SCORE ONE FOR MEXICO

Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito
In an intense, give-and-take war of attrition, Mexico's Antonio Margarito pummeled Miguel Cotto into submission and dethroned the Puerto Rican champion with an 11th-round TKO in Las Vegas. Rafael | Recap | Margarito's time to shine | All for naught, Cotto | Undercard
• Cotto: His destiny | Support | Caught in a corner? | Key fights | Puerto Rico's best boxers
• Margarito: The vow | Margaritoville | | P-Will weighs in Insider | Key fights | Mexico's finest
• The one to watch | Breaking down the rivalry | What to look for | FC en espaņol
• SportsNation chat wraps Insider: Rafael | Bert Sugar | Cotto | Margarito
GRAHAM HOUSTON

GRAHAM HOUSTON

Cotto by decision. Cotto will be under heavy pressure but his jab will disrupt Margarito's offense while his body punches will slow down Margarito just enough for Cotto to take a grip on the fight.
KIERAN MULVANEY

KIERAN MULVANEY

Margarito is tall, strong and brings pressure. Cotto is a different class of fighter with more tools. Cotto will slow Margarito down with body shots and outbox him down the stretch en route to a decision.

DAN RAFAEL

This will be an all-action brawl but Cotto, who is faster, younger and has better overall skills, will counterpunch when he needs to and win a decision in a Fight of the Year candidate.