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Cotto speaks at post-fight presser

12/9/2011

Miguel Cotto said after his stoppage win over hated rival Antonio Margarito that he will not hold on to angry feelings against the Mexican whom he called a criminal and accused of using plastered fists when they battled in 2008. He has his life, I have mine, the Puerto Rican said.

The boxer said that he did note that his face looked different this time versus last time, so the implication is clear: he believes that Margarito used illegal weapons last time. "My face now is a lot different," he said.

He said his energy was excellent, his camp was superb and the chemistry with his team was marvelous.

Would he fight middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr? For the next few weeks, he said, he will rest, then think about boxing.

Promoter Bob Arum said Brandon Rios is all done at 135 pounds, and that a body shouldn't go through such hell to make weight.