It's on! Margarito granted NY license

November, 22, 2011
11/22/11
6:37
PM ET
The New York State Athletic Commission granted Antonio Margarito a license to box in New York after a hearing in Manhattan today. They listened to a recommendation from Dr. Michael Goldstein, who examined Margarito's eye yesterday. Goldstein told the commission that the eye was fine and that Margarito was fit to box.

The NYSAC said the decision would stand on its own and they would offer no statements of explanation or clarification.

My take: The evidence presented made it apparent Margarito had to be licensed. And Margarito may name his next child "Goldstein."

My iPhone is dying. More to come.
Michael Woods, a member of the board of the Boxing Writers Association of America, has been covering boxing since 1991. He writes about boxing for ESPN The Magazine and is the news editor for TheSweetScience.com.

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