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Sunday, December 4, 2011
Moretti shoots down Cotto-is-leaving rumors

By Michael Woods

Top Rank VP Carl Moretti said rumors that Miguel Cotto is on his way out, and will exit Top Rank post-haste are not true. "He said in the ring after the fight with Bob Arum next to him, 'This is my promoter.' "

--Cotto afterward said he wanted Antonio Margarito to see him savor his win up close, that's why he stood close and stared at the loser.

---HBO's Max Kellerman pulled no punches, saying he believes that this performance basically proves Margarito had a plaster edge in the first fight. "Obviously, he didn't have the same effect. We all know what it is." Max also said he thought the fight should have gone on, and that the plug was pulled early.

---Arum said Margarito is being stitched by a plastic surgeon, as of 1:45 AM, but would attend the post-fight presser.